H is for Heteronyms and Hesternopothia – A to Z Challenge 2016

H is for Heteronyms meaning a word that has the same spelling but has different sounds and meanings.

I’m sure at some point in time, you will hear words that are heteronyms. This is like using a word more than once in the same sentence. The difference is that the pronunciation and the meaning will change.

Examples of Heteronyms:

Don’t desert me here in the desert!

I did not object to the object.

More examples – Affect, Content, Contest, Dove, Lead, Object, etc.

English is indeed a funny language, ain’t it now?

H is for Hesternopothia which means yearning for yesterday or earlier times.

Have you ever wished for old moments to come back again? Like time will just rewind and everything goes back to how it was? There’s so much you’d like to change.


I get those thoughts too. But then I’m a firm believer in the fact that what happens, is for a reason! So there’s no point thinking of the past, trying to use probability as to how well the situation could have been handled.

That gives us more pain. Trying to change something in the past is not in our hands. Then why think over and over again? That’s like torture.

Do you agree with me? Or you feel it’s good to think about old times and wish that time could rewind?

For all my entries from 2015 to 2020 for the A to Z Challenge, CLICK HERE

This post is written as a part of the A-Z challenge 2016 where bloggers from all around the world will blog for the whole month, daily based on all the alphabets in chronological order.

5 thoughts on “H is for Heteronyms and Hesternopothia – A to Z Challenge 2016”

  1. randommusings29

    The English language is crazy! It’s like way back in the early days, someone just couldn’t be bothered to think up a new word so they picked one at random and had that mean two things!

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