Can you think of any example sentences in which "understandable" and "comprehensible" are not interchangeable? Please give an explanation why they are not interchangeable in them (semantic, stylistic or other differences).
Various answers are highly appreciated.
In the comment section I have been asked: "why OP thinks they are different?"
There are several reasons for that:
- The first one is rather banal: because understandable and comprehensible are two different words.
- Because the dictionary entries of them (understandable, comprehensible) sound very similar but not equal.
- Because the two dictionary entries neither refer to each other nor name the one word as synonym of the other one.
- Because the first word has a Germanic base whereas the second one a Latin/Roman one - and it is well known that words with different bases often have at least stylistic differences.