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  • Hi, I'm Alisha. Welcome back to Weekly Words. This week I'm told, uh, might be something

  • that's going to be scary for me. What is... What? Heteronyms? This is gonna be bad. The

  • wordheteronymsmeanstwo separate words with the same spelling but with different

  • pronunciation and meaning.” Really? Okay, now that I understand, it's not so scary.

  • Let's start.

  • Okay, the first word isbass,” as in a type of fish orbase (bayse),” which

  • refers to someone's voice. It's also a type instrument. It kind of looks like a guitar.

  • There's also a string bass that's usually a really tall instrument, um, that

  • you play standing up. So in a sentence, when you're fishing, you might say, “Oh, hey,

  • I hope I catch a bass today.” If you're a musically inclined person, you might say,

  • My favorite instrument is thebass (bayse).” Great. Those are pretty good.

  • Uh, next iswind,” as in the air, uh, “blowing, blowing air,” andwind (waind),”

  • as in liketo wrap something around something else.” “Wind, you might say, “The wind

  • is really strong today. I should've brought my kite to the park.” Okay, I don't know.

  • Every once in a while, these oddly specific sentences. “Wind?” Like, maybe you have

  • a ball of string at your house, and it's gotten all tangled up. It's really,

  • really messy, and, uh, you find it one day, and you think to yourself, “Oh, I really

  • need to wind this ball of string into a clean, like, tidy ball.”

  • Next, uh, “tear (tayr).” “A rip in something.” Um, like you mighttear (tayr)” a piece

  • of paper in half. The same spelling, um, can also make, uh, the wordtear,” which

  • is that drop of water that comes out of a person's eye when they're sad or sometimes

  • when they're very happy. Use them both in one sentence? “Whenever I tear (tayr) a

  • piece of paper, a tear comes from my eye because I feel bad for ruining trees.” Or, “My,

  • my friend made me tear (tayr) up my favorite love letter, and I shed many tears as a result.”

  • That one was slightly better. Alright.

  • Next isdove (duv).” “Dove (duv)” can be a bird, it's a white bird, often represents

  • peace, and it can also, uh, be pronounceddove (dohv),” which is the past tense

  • of the verbto dive.” So you might say, “The dove dove (dohv) into…” What does

  • a dove dive into? “The dove (duv) dove (dohv) into oncoming traffic.” “The dove (duv)

  • dove (dohv) into the pond to take a bath.”

  • Next isclose,” meaningto be near,” and the other pronunciation isclose (clohz),”

  • meaningto shut,” or it can also meanto end.” So in a sentence, let's see

  • if we can use them both in the same sentence. Um, “Please close (clohz) the door that

  • is close to you, um, because the show is coming to a close (clohz).” Oh, yeah!

  • End! That was all of 'em. That was an interesting lesson. I hope that you guys learned something.

  • If nothing else, I think it's a good reminder that pronunciation is important. When you

  • put emphasis on one part of the word, it might actually change the meaning of the word

  • entirely, so please be careful, especially with some of the words that we talked about

  • here today. Okay, thanks for joining us, and I will see you again next week. Bye-bye!

Hi, I'm Alisha. Welcome back to Weekly Words. This week I'm told, uh, might be something


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