This is wrong and, in the February 2015 issue, I pointed out that these examples are phonetic tautonyms according to the phonetics of the Oxford English Dictionary.
*** What might be considered as the complete opposite to the above genre are what I call FAKE TAUTONYMS. These words are, letter-wise, tautonyms but not homophonic tautonyms.
I like the surprising tautonyms
best, words such as RETREAT and EXECS.
in which the 2 letters from each half of the word are both multiplied (x) or both divided (/) are rare:
These are only obtainable from words which are themselves tautonyms
, so are not included here.
Also omitted are tautonyms
such as POCKETA-POCKETA (an engine sound, OED), where the two halves are identical.
DARRYL FRANCIS comments on Susan Thorpe's Scrabble Patterns: "'Her article omits the 4.4 two-letter word FY (in the Scrabble palindromes and Scrabble tautonyms
In the penultimate article referred to above Darryl Francis also presents a small number of numerical tautonyms with three, four or five parts (in which each part consists of either two or three letters).
In the present article I consider numerical tautonyms like NOTION, which consist of three parts, i.e.
Hence, for example, no Scrabble Palindromes were found with the patterns 23.32 and 32.23 of Scrabble Tautonyms
with the patterns 23.23 and 32.32.
For obvious reasons, I ignored words and terms which are simply tautonyms
(ie where the first and second halves are identical--for example, CHIMACHIMA).
Another possible phonic-only tautonym
except that Im notsure of the pronunciation, is the Thai top-100 woman tennis playerLuksika Kumkhum.