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    Degestable

    Hello,

    Does the word degestable sound natural in the sentence below?

    "Alien vs. Predator is degestable but the sequel is a piece of crap."

    (by degestable, I mean the movie is tolerable, acceptable; unlike the sequel, it has a certain quality about it)

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Degestable

    The word does not exist in English. Did you mean 'di​gestable'?


    (Later) Thanks to GoesStation's post 5 (below), I have learnt that this is an -ible rather than an -able word.

    (Personal note) I really hate it when I have to admit I was wrong.
    Last edited by Piscean; 23-Feb-2016 at 21:57. Reason: abasement

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    #3

    Re: Degestable

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The word does not exist in English. Did you mean 'di​gestable'?
    Yes.
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    #4

    Re: Degestable

    I find 'tolerable' far more natural than 'digestable'.

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    #5

    Re: Degestable

    It sounds natural with two spelling corrections. Digestible is a good choice of words to convey the idea that the film (or is that a video game?) won't cause a metaphorical stomach ache, without commenting on its other qualities.
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    #6

    Re: Degestable

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Digestible
    That certainly seems to be the spelling. I'll consign my 'digestable' to the dustbin.
    Last edited by Piscean; 23-Feb-2016 at 21:50. Reason: typo

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    #7

    Re: Degestable

    I think the problem is that the word (digestible) is not pronounced the way it is written (like 'deductible')

    What about passable or acceptable?
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    #8

    Re: Degestable

    To me, they're all pronounced the same - with a schwa. Hence the occasional error.

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