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Topic: Is there some kind of mathprice for writing a better sieve then
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James Waldby

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Re: Is there some kind of mathprice for writing a better sieve then
Eratosthenes

Posted: Sep 12, 2013 2:53 AM
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:28:55 +0100, Robin Chapman wrote:

> On 11/09/2013 17:34, James Waldby wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:03:55 -0700, Zeit Geist wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:19:30 PM UTC-7, Michael F. Stemper wrote:
>>>> On 09/10/2013 06:31 PM, David Hartley wrote:
>>>>> Michael F. Stemper writes
>>>>
>>>>>> In the North American variant of English, "heir" is pronounced like
>>>>>> "air", not like "hair".

>>>>> In English English too.
>>>> Okay, thanks for the info.
>>>>

>>>>>> The first set of three English homophones that comes to my mind is:
>>>>>> there, their, they're.

>>>>> Right, Write, Wright and Rite.
>>>> I believe that we have a winner.
>>> How about:
>>>
>>> Where, wear, we're, ware, wair, and were ( as in werewolf ) .
>>>
>>> Ok were is a prefix, but still more.

>>
>> As noted in other followups, in many idiolects several of those
>> sound different. I doubt there is any idiolect where they all
>> sound the same. Note, a related set {ware wear weir where} appears
>> in <http://www.homophone.com/results.php?how=begin&searchfor=W>.
>>
>> At <http://www.homophone.com>, the largest three sets shown are
>> {air aire are ayr ayre ere err eyre heir},

>
> Certainly "air" and "are" aren't homophones.


True, the verb "are" isn't a homophone of "air", but the noun
"are" has two accepted pronunciations, one like the verb "are"
and one like the second syllable of hectare. See eg
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hectare#Are>

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jiw



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