OK, there’s a word for when two different words sound the same (homophone)–e.g. “fair” and “fare”. & there’s a term for words that look the same in two different languages but which mean something different (a “false friend”).
So: is there a term for different words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently? If not does some enterprising soul have a suggestion for a name for this phenomenon?
OK, not an earthshaking question. Still, I’m sure this is one area that some adventurous lexicographer or linguist has commented on, even dreamt up a term for… --N