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    Question how to pronounce 'comfortable'?

    Hello everyone,
    I'm having a problem pronouncing 'comfortable' correctly. Everytime I do, my American friend tells me I'm wrong. Can anyone here divide it into syllables that are easy to catch?

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    Re: how to pronounce 'comfortable'?

    ['kAmfotabl]

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    Re: how to pronounce 'comfortable'?

    Maybe that's the way in some parts of the world. But in Br E it's often reduced to three syllables: /'kʌmftəbəl/. The second syllable is a schwa. I've followed the standard EFL transcription of a schwa in the last syllable too, although I think the [l] is syllabic (as does Shmi).

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    Re: how to pronounce 'comfortable'?

    Thank you Shmi.

    Thank you Bob.


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