I'm a newbie on this site. I just learned the Smirnitsky's classification of homonyms and to be honest, I haven't quite grasped it yet. Here's the summary of the classification:
- Full lexical homonyms are words which represent the same category of parts of speech and have the same paradigm. For example, match, n.-a game, a contest and match, n. – a short piece of wood used for producing fire.
- Partial homonyms are subdivided into three subgroups:
a) Simple lexico-grammatical partial homonyms are words which belong to the same category of parts of speech. Their paradigms have one identical form, but it is never the same form, as will be seen in the examples. (to) found, v. and found, v. (Past Indef., Past Part. of to find)
b) Complex lexico-grammatical partial homonyms are words of different categories of parts of speech which have one identical form in their paradigms. For example, rose, n. and rose, v. (Past. Indef. of to rise)
c) Partial lexical homonyms are words of the same category of parts of speech which are identical only in their corresponding forms. For example, to hang (hung, hung v.) and to hang (hanged, hanged) v.
Since there's no mention of spelling/ sound, how will words like "pole"(n) and "poll"(n) and "bass" (n) - a type of fish and "bass" (n) - a musical instrument be classified? I've tried to do some research about this classification but unfortunately the information online is so so limited (and repetitive).
Thank you so much!