And were you surprised to learn it pronounced as "com-pra-ble"?


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It is "kom-puh-ruh-ble"

You are saying that the pronunciation should be/already is, "com-pra-ble"? But, that pronunciation is a bit difficult, isn't it? It's better to pronounce it as, "kom-puh-ruh-ble". Yeah, that's what they pronounce this word in British English (and also Indian English).

But, it was never, EVER pronounced as "com-pair-able"! That is the worst way to pronounce this word. Mind those little, yet significant "h" in the middle of the pronunciations. Those are the keys to improved pronunciation.

And, mind carefully. Give considerable stress to the first "h". But, give the second an insignificant stress.

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    "that pronunciation is a bit difficult, isn't it?"...No, it isn't. Aug 17, 2021 at 6:20
  • Well, usually in these cases, I tell people to suit themselves. But, in your case, I can see that you are seriously misinformed about the pronunciation. Aug 17, 2021 at 6:25
  • As a British English speaker I pronounce it exactly as it is written. That is "com-par-a-ble', I see no need for the aitches.
    – BoldBen
    Aug 17, 2021 at 8:27

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