Before proceeding to determine the meaning of the homophonic word, it is necessary to carry out what is the establishment of its etymological origin. In this sense, we can say that the two components they have derive from the Greek:
• Word, which comes from “parabolé”.
• Homophono, which is the result of the sum of two Greek elements: "homos," which can be translated as "equal," and "phonos," which is equivalent to "sound."
The homophony refers to what share sound with something else. In the field of linguistics , is associated with the terms that they are pronounced the same but they have different meanings .
The Homophones words therefore they are those that sound the same way even if they mean different things . For example: "threw out" and "fact". In the first case, it is a conjugation of the verb throw (throw, throw, fire) while, in the second, the word derives from the verb do (perform, produce).
Although, listening to them, both words They look the same, they refer to different issues. Moreover, the letter H allows to differentiate them in texts. So we can find these homophonic words in phrases like “To achieve this consistency, I put some cornstarch in the sauce” or "I haven't done my homework yet".
The list of homophonic words is very numerous. Thus, in addition to the examples presented, we can underline others that are used very frequently and that often lead to confusion:
• A, which is a preposition, and has, which is a form of the verb to have.
• It opened, which is a verbal way of opening, and there would be, that it is the verb to have.
• Ala, which is one of the limbs that birds use to fly, and pulls, which is an interjection used to breathe mood.
• Art, which becomes a discipline that encompasses all the human abilities that exist to create a sculpture or a painting, and harte, which is a verbal way of getting fed up.
• Asta, which is the word used to indicate the horn of an animal, and even, which is a preposition.
• Oh, that is an interjection that is used to indicate pain, and there is, that it is a form of the verb to have.
• Ato, which derives from the verb to tie, and hato, which is the word used to indicate both a flock and a set of clothes.
Another example of homophonic words are "Rate" and "Cup", differentiated according to the presence of the S Or the Z : "The country achieved an unthinkable growth rate in the last year", "I'm going to get the cups so we have coffee".
When words are not only pronounced the same, but also written in the same way, they are considered as homographs In addition to homophones. Let's look at the example of "to assemble". This same verb has two different meanings: "to assemble" in the sense of composing or assembling, and "to assemble" to refer to equip with an armament. It is possible to use these homophonic and homologous words in expressions such as "Tomorrow I'm going to start putting this puzzle together" and “If the police forces do nothing, the people will arm themselves to defend themselves”.