In a morphologically rich language, it is quite common that a root might have multiple inflections, each representing a different morphological class.
Here multiple inflected word forms of a root might look the same as well. What do you call such words which have the exact spellings but differ in their morphological classes?
For example the first, second and third person past tense of
arrived. Here all the three have different grammatical categories as person is differemt, but they still have the same inflected word form. HEre, we have same word form with the same meaning, but its grammatical functionality in each is different making them inflectionally different.
Can they be called as homonyms? If it is word level homonym isn't it necessary that the meaning is different If it is affix-level homonymy, isn't it applicable only to derivational affixes?
But the fist person and third person present tense of arrive are different (arrive and arrives).
Any help would be appreciated.