English is a language with a lot of words. Some even say it has the largest vocabulary, though it’s hard to measure. But in the end, there’s no “competitive linguistics” or trophy for the language with the most words. More on this later!
Because English has so many words, it makes sense that it hosts many homonyms (same word, different meanings) and homophones (same sound, different words with different meanings).
I’ve recently been contemplating one such homonym/homophone: HURDLE/HURDLE/HURTLE, and exploring these words in relationship to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.14.