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*V      [[:category:Bridges V|some examples caused by the addition of the suffix '''-er''']] (but see also List VI);
 
*V      [[:category:Bridges V|some examples caused by the addition of the suffix '''-er''']] (but see also List VI);
 
*VI    [[:category:Bridges VI|words excluded from List I for various reasons, "their homophony being rightly questioned by many speakers"]];
 
*VI    [[:category:Bridges VI|words excluded from List I for various reasons, "their homophony being rightly questioned by many speakers"]];
*VII    [[:category:Bridges VII|"Homophones due only to an inflected form of a word"]]! (these involve such forms as [[Comparison]]s of [[adjective]]s, &c.";
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*VII    [[:category:Bridges VII|"Homophones due only to an inflected form of a word"]] (these involve such forms as [[Comparison]]s of [[adjective]]s, &c.";
 
*VIII  [[:category:Bridges VIII|"'False homophones' [see p.4], doubtful doublets, &c."]]; and
 
*VIII  [[:category:Bridges VIII|"'False homophones' [see p.4], doubtful doublets, &c."]]; and
 
*IX    [[:category:Bridges IX|"The following words were not admitted into the main class chiefly on account of their unimportance"]].     
 
*IX    [[:category:Bridges IX|"The following words were not admitted into the main class chiefly on account of their unimportance"]].     

Latest revision as of 17:58, 9 November 2019

In 1919, the then Poet Laureate Robert Bridges wrote, as the second "TRACT" of the Society for Pure English (London, OUP), a paper on 'English Homophones'. This forms the basis for a category:Bridges homophones in AWE. (This page is a work in progress. In time, each entry in the nine of Bridges's lists will have a separate article in AWE, which will be included in the Category:Bridges homophones, and its sub-categories - whereon the word itself will be removed from the lists here in this workspace.)

Bridges's paper contains