Em outra ocasião falamos a respeito de Homográfos. Agora, por solicitação de um estudante, geramos uma relação mais abrangente.
Vale relembrar que os homógrafos ingleses estão presente em nosso dia a dia. Por isso, recomendo que memorize a pronúncia deles, principalmente quando for falar homógrafos encontrados em nosso supermercado. 🙂 Sabendo pronunciá-los corretamente, você expressa seu pensamento com precisão e seu ouvinte agradece.
Homógrafos são palavras escritas de mesmo modo, mas que possuem diferentes pronúncias e diferentes significados.
/ɑɹˈtɪkjəˌleɪt/ (v) The tourists are the ones who always try to articulate every syllable when they speak the language.
/ɑɹˈtɪkjələt/ (a) In one decade, the image of youth went from radicals uttering rage-filled rhetoric to the much less articulate valley girl or surfer wannabe.
/ˈæk.səz/ (v) The lumberjack axes the trees to the ground. (third-person singular simple present of to axe/ax)
/ˈæk.səz/ (n) I cut down the tree with two axes. (plural of axe/ax)
/ˈæk.siz/ (n) The x and y axes intersect at (0,0). (plural of axis)
/kloʊz/ (v) Cliff still has to close his eyes to be able to eat calamari.
/kloʊs/ (a) It seemed that the story in the newspaper had hit a little too close to home.
AmE /’kɑn.sɚt/ BrE /ˈkɒn.sət/ (n) We saw the kd lang in concert.
AmE /kən.ˈsɝt/ BrE /kən.ˈsɜt/ (v) We had to concert all our energy to stay awake.
/ˈkɒn.fɑɪnz/ (n pl) Work within the confines of the contract.
/kən.ˈfɑɪnz/ (v) But the contract confines my creativity!
/ˈkɒn.flɪkt/ (n) The mother said to her belligerent son, “Violence is no way to resolve conflict!”
/kən.ˈflɪkt/ (v) The two news reports seem to conflict each other.
AmE /’kɑn.soʊl/ BrE /ˈkɒn.səʊl/ (n) The boy was addicted to playing on his video game console.
AmE /kən.ˈsoʊl/ BrE /kən.ˈsəʊl/ (v) Since they had raised him from birth, Jack and Jill had to console each other after their dog died.
/ˈkɑntɹækt/ (n) The contract was supposed to expire seven years after it was signed.
/kənˈtɹækt/ (v) Derek firmly stated that he would rather contract pneumonia and die than stand outside wearing that ridiculous pink and green poncho.
/də.ˈzɝt/ (v) To desert the military is a crime.
/ˈdɛ.zɚt/ (n) The Gobi is a large desert in Asia.
/du/, /də/ (v) What do you think you are doing?
/doʊ/ (n) To warm-up, the singer sang the scale from do.
/dʌz/ (v) When someone does something right it does not make headlines, but when someone does something wrong it does.
/doʊz/ (n) Even during hunting season, the hunters are required by law to shoot only the bucks and not the does.
/dʌv/ (n) The dove is a kind of bird.
/doʊv/ (v) He dove into the pool. (BrE uses “dived” instead)
/ˈmɪnət/ (n) The guests are going to start flooding in any minute now.
/maɪˈnut/ (a) Though I thought the sandals all looked the same color, Tiffany had to explain the minute differences between umber, burnt umber and terracotta.
AmE /ˈpɑ.ləʃ/ BrE /ˈpɒ.lɪʃ/ (v) You need to polish those boots.
AmE /ˈpoʊ.ləʃ/ BrE /ˈpəʊ.lɪʃ/ (a) I’m of Polish ancestry.
/ˈprɛ.zənt/ (a) All need to be present for a unanimous vote.
/ˈprɛ.zənt/ (n) I need to buy my sister a present for her birthday.
/ˈprɛ.zənt/ (n) “He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.” (Friedrich Schiller)
/prə.ˈzɛnt/ (v) He will present his ideas to the Board of Directors tomorrow.
That’s all for now. Fico por aqui. Se tiver algo para acrescentar ou corrigir, por favor, envie seu comentário.