What is the pronunciation of the word "commenter" from the word "comment"? I would like to know where the word stress is.

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The stress is on the first syllable, just like it is in comment. Emphatically it "rhymes" with integer or manager. This recording is correct.


Pronounce it in the same way as presenter (/prɪˈzɛntə/):


While correct, it is not a commonly used word. Other more common synonyms are commentator, critic or observer.

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    If you notice, it doesn't rhyme with presenter because the stress (which is my main concern) in presenter is on the second syllable while the stress in commenter is on the first syllable, and this difference is quite important in pronunciation. As for word choice, when you come across, you should know how a word is pronounced. Thank you.
    – learner
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 6:39
  • By the way, I take it from your frontal stress and "ɒ" sound that your pronunciation is US English?
    – learner
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 6:44
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    @learner This answer gives a BrE pronunciation, but an AmE pronunciation would stress the same syllable.
    – user230
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 8:11
  • Your right, I was mistaken by the "ɒ" sound for "ɑ". It's the one facing left! Also it's a long sound "ɑː" as shown in Cambridge's Advanced learner's dictionary. I pronounced it right but took it written in the wrong way. Thanks for the correction, much appreciated.
    – learner
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 8:54
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    I disagree with this answer. The question explicitly asks about which syllable is stressed and they have different stresses. Also "commenter" is used fairly often online and is not a synonym for commentator, critic or observer. (And I don't think observer is a synonym for the other two anyway.) Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 12:37

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