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This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole chris@questrel.questrel.com and Matthew Daly mwdaly@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

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What words have four or more spellings that sound alike?

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a: ba, baa, bah (3)
<a_>: nae, nay, nee, neigh (4)
<a.>:
<a">: pa, pah, pas (3)
a<u.>: dhow, dow, tao (3)
b: cob, cobb, kob (3)
ch:
d: road, rode, rowed (3)
e:
<e_>: cee, sea, see, si (4)
f: leaf, leif (2)
g:
h:
hw:
i: boy, buoy (2)
<i_>: ai, ay, aye, eye, I (5)
j: gage, gauge (2)
k: peak, peek, peke, pique (4)
<k_>: dreich, dreigh, driech, driegh (4)
l: weal, weel, we'll, wheal, wheel (5)
m: combe, coom, coomb, cwm (4)
n: coign, coin, quoin (3)
<o.>: tau, taw (2)
<o_>: eau, eaux, O, oh, owe (5)
p: nap, knap, nappe (3)
r: air, are, ayr, ayre, e'er, ere, err, eyre, heir (9)
s: cense, cents, scents, sense (4)
sh:
t: right, rite, wright, write (4)
th:
<th>:
u:
<u">: tew, to, too, two (4)
v:
w:
y:
z: raise, rase, rays, raze, res (5)
zh: greige, griege (2)

***
Unless noted otherwise, all words occur in Webster's Third New International
Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 1961.

 

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