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English wordlist (DOS format)

A list of 109582 English words compiled and corrected in 1991 from lists obtained from the Interociter bulletin board. The original read.me file said that the list came from Public Brand Software.

This word list includes inflected forms, such as plural nouns and the -s, -ed and -ing forms of verbs. Thus the number of lexical stems represented in the list is considerably smaller than the total number of words.

Homophones (comma-delimited database format)

The list of American English homophones is based on the book _Handbook of Homophones_ by William Cameron Townsend, 1975. The Australian English list of homophones was adapted from the American English list.

Each set of homophones is on a single line separated by commas. The list is alphabetized by the first word (the headword) on each line. Each word in the list occurs as a headword; thus each word occurs at least twice: once as a headword and at least once in the tail of the list.