When transcribing spoken dialogues between individuals, what do we write if the words are ambiguous?
Hyun: How do you spell witch in English?
Jim: Which 'which' are you asking about?
(Is the second 'which' the right choice?)
Teacher: In English, homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings. For example, we have three different words for too: 'two' the number, 'too' meaning 'in addition', and 'to' as a verb.
(The speaker isn't referring to the word 'too'. They are referring to the sound /to͞o/. It would seem odd to have a pronunciation there though.)