Thursday, February 19, 2009


Homophone - it is not an insult (I guess it could be). It is words that have the same sound but different meanings. Examples: to,two,too or they're,their,there. There are A LOT of these in French. This is due to the fact that French is a romance language (more vowel based) and the end of words are not usually pronounced. Here is one for your. All these words have the same pronunciation.
Vers = line or Verse
Vert = Green
Verre = Glass
Ver = worm
Verre = Drink
Vers = towards

voie - first and third person singular subjunctive of voir (to see)
la voie - way, route
voient - third person plural indicative and subjunctive[/link] of voir
voies - second person singular subjunctive of voir
vois - first and second person singular indicative of voir
voit - third person singular indicative of voir
la voix - voice

On the bright side there are a lot of possibilities for "play on words", but au contraire it makes it harder for those learning the language to grasp which meaning to use when we hear it. God bless, JASON

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