Limitations of the Current Dictionary

The Lytspel dictionary, as currently published, can distinguish between words traditionally written the same but pronounced differently (heteronyms) as long as their grammatical role in a sentence is different – one is a noun, while the other is a verb, for example. This allows distinguishing the verb «cloas» ‹close› from the adjective «cloass», the noun «object» from the verb «ob’ject», etc. («Dhay wur tu cloass to dhe doar to cloas it.» ‹They were too close to the door to close it.› / «Y did not ob’ject to dhe object.» ‹I did not object to the object.›)

However, heteronyms are currently only disambiguated by their grammatical role (commonly known as part of speech, or POS), hence if two heteronyms share the same grammatical role, the dictionary will list only one of them. The other one should, of course, nevertheless be used when appropriate. Words where this is the case include (the missing spelling is listed in parentheses):