User talk:Wolf Hoog

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Again, welcome! Equinox 01:23, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! :-) --Wolf Hoog (talk) 01:30, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Lizard King[edit]

Who uses this? Is it capitalized? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:51, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Sorry for the late answer! Had many other things to do.
I don't know. Jim Morrison for example.
Initially I just stumbled upon the interesting homophony of "Lizard King" and "lizardling" and wanted to share this in the wikipedia article. But one of the deleting-fetishists there forced me to spin this of to wiktionary. I hope, people here prefer to help make things better rather than just deleting. For me the information is more important than cantankerousness & smugness. ;-) --Wolf Hoog (talk) 15:24, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Homophones have to sound identical, like rose and rows. Lizard King and lizardling do not sound identical because one has a K sound where the other has an L sound. Equinox 16:53, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
In music, movies and normal life I never hear people speak this correct. And in German homophones often differ in much more than this one letter. So what's the right term if two words sound just nearly identical?
I suppose you'd just call them "near-homophones". Even with the various lazy ways to pronounce English (e.g. glottal stop for t in British English, or dropping a final g as in "sleepin'") I can't imagine that any native speaker would pronounce Lizard King and lizardling identically. Equinox 03:51, 19 January 2014 (UTC)