This afternoon, thinking that there must be a word for the class of word that, with the same spelling, has different pronunciations for unrelated meanings, e.g., wind, I couldn’t come up with it (even if it does exist) and so, with a little help from my friends, coined polyphonym. (Unlike with polyphony, I’m inclined to stress the third syllable.) A couple of other examples are somewhat suspect, coming with caveats: polish, because one of the words must be capitalized; and resume, because one is a variant spelling of résumé.
Please let me know if the word we were looking for exists or if you can think of other examples.
posted @ 09:12 PM EST