Hoping this might be the right place to help settle an arguement about the pronounciation of COMFORTABLE.

Is it - Comftabal - the way we ALL seem to say it!

or Comfort-A-ble - with clear use of the 'A'

Hope I have explained that well.

Grateful thanks

I am with the "ter" crowd.


(kum'f?r-t?-b?l, kumf't?b?l, kumf't?r)

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Personally I say it comf-ter-ble. I'm guessing you're from Britain, but I guess mine would be the American equivalent of the way you say itEmotion: stick out tongue
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as for the word "Comfortable", I can understand saying it "comf'TAble' to shorten it a bit; but not 'comfTERble', because if you really look closely at the word in its syllables, the 'r' comes BEFORE the 't', not AFTER.
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Really, those pronounciations vary only slightly, and in fast speech the difference will probably not even be noticed.

Personally, I say "Cumftable"
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