Appendix talk:English dialect-dependent homophones

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Mostly wrong[edit]

What is this?

I know I pronounce cant and can't identically, but never ant/aunt or have/halve.

Should I look at any of the other sections? --Connel MacKenzie 05:11, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but the majority of the information in this article is simply wrong. --Connel MacKenzie 05:13, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

What was once at w:List of homophones has been moved and split here and at Appendix:List of dialect-independent homophones. I've tried to sort it out but there still is a long way to go before these are propper lists. Yes, one problem is that there is a lack of references but this again was brought over from Wikipedia.
Cant/can't, ant/aunt and have/halve are all minimal pairs for me but I believe that for each of them there is a dialect in which they are homophones. Does the section need rewording? Jimp 07:09, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Quite a bit of rewriting, I think. I don't see offhand how those groupings are related to each other, at all. This has a very long way to go. --Connel MacKenzie 05:24, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Some of these are homonyms, rather than homophones such as can (be able to) and can (container)

Also, i don't think names are valid homophones--Coin945 11:25, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

My wife pronounces sure and shore exactly the same. Can we add that? anon - 25 Jan 2008

The listing of shore states that sure is a homophone for accents with the pour–poor merger. So there seems to be a valid reason for adding it. Coyets (talk) 20:07, 9 August 2017 (UTC)