emerged, immerged

The words emerged, immerged sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do emerged, immerged sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: emerged, immerged are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: verb

    Simple past tense and past participle of emerge..

  1. :: verb-intransitive

    To submerge or disappear in or as if in a liquid.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").