Some English nouns are identical to their verbs (and their adjectives) both in spelling and pronunciation, for example:
"This is fake"; "to fake"; "this is a fake"
"To tear"; "a tear"
"To parody"; "a parody"
"A misfire"; "to misfire"
There are some examples where the (disyllabic) noun is spelt exactly like its verb but the noun is pronounced with the opposite stress (at least, in the standard accents which I hear day-to-day in the UK), for example:
"An escort"; "to escort"
"My recall of the event is faulty"; "I cannot recall what happened"
"To repeat"; "a repeat" (this last one is a bit weak since people use either stress pattern in different contexts)
This phenomenon is observed with some verb-adjective pairs too:
"To perfect"; "this is perfect"
In all three cases, I would be interested in:
- The corresponding formal linguistic term (if there is one)
- Examples! Although I know there are plenty more than I've shown here, they elude me. What's worse is that there's a fair few I've thought of but can no longer recall.
Bonus: are there any examples of noun-adjective pairs that are pronounced with opposite stress?