Q: What words sound alike but have few letters in common?

A:

Longest (nearly) disjoint homophones
shofar, chauffeur (3/15) ceresin, Saracen (2/14) cotter, Kadir (1/11) cough, Kaf (0/8) kernel, colonel (3/13) choir, quire (2/10) firs, furze (2/9) peak, pique (1/9) ate, eight (1/8) picks, pyx (1/8)
Other shorter but completely disjoint homophones
Ab of ay eh I eye haut owe fou phew gs jeez cay k k quai k quay chi key chi quay cue q c sea c see c si cee si a ugh aah of of ugh have of ewe yo u (3 disjoint homophones) ewe you phew u phew you u yew

**** Unless noted otherwise, all words occur in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, 1961.

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