great/grate

Puellam audiam

Senior Member
Taiwanese, Mandarin
Hi, Hi:)

I have a pronounciation question:
Do 'great' and 'grate' these two words have different pronounciation?

You see, to me an Asian, they sound pretty much the same...


Thanks for your kind attention!
 
  • Adimine

    Senior Member
    English - United Kingdom
    Hi there, I see these foibles of the English language can be confusing. They sound exactly the same in 'English' English. I think the name for this type of word (different spelling, same sound) is 'homonyms'
     

    Adimine

    Senior Member
    English - United Kingdom
    Hi again, I can't post a url address yet, but if you google "alan cooper's all about homonyms" it brings up a great site, and an alphabetical list of more examples.
    Enjoy!
     
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