I'm talking about words like:
- construct: CON-struct(n.), cun-STRUCT(v.)
- present: PRE-sent(n.), pre-SENT(v.)
- record: RE-cord(n.), ri-CORD(v.)
They are pronounced differently based on whether they are a noun or a verb.
Here are the terms I DON'T think would apply:
- Homograph: same spelling, different meanings: for example, bark (the sound of a dog) and bark (the skin of a tree).
- Homophone: same pronunciation, different meaning: for example,
- Homonym: same pronunciation and spelling, different meanings: for example:
bank(river bank or savings bank)
- Heteronym: same spelling, different pronunciations and meanings: for example
bow(the front of a ship) and
bow(a ranged weapon)
Bow is particularly interesting. It is a heteronym based on the two nouns I described. But in the sense of the body movement, the noun and the verb are pronounced alike (rhyming with wow), thus, not belonging to the category I've explained.
In fact none of the terms explained here on wikipedia satisfy my requirement.
I'm looking for the term for words that have same (or related at best, NOT different) meanings, same spelling and different pronunciation.
Specifically, different pronunciation depending on the part of speech. As against the words which have the same pronunciation in different parts of speech like
case (or bigger ones like
Fill in the blank:
The noun and verb forms of construct are pronounced differently because the word construct is a _____
The noun and verb forms of construct are pronounced differently because they are _____s.