Closure vs. shutter

Candy   Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:11 pm GMT
<<Yes, Candy, hearably is audiably, but the latter seems to me very unnatural.>>

'Hearably' is extremely unnatural. 'Audibly' isn't.
Bardioc   Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:24 pm GMT
Candy, is there still another word for audibly?
Candy   Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:10 pm GMT
Perceptible, discernable?
Bardioc   Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:54 pm GMT
Yes, maybe! But these words don't nescessarily convey the notion of a sound to hear, or do they?
Candy   Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:31 pm GMT
They do more than 'hearable/y' does (I don't think I've ever heard it). 'Audibly' ONLY conveys the notion of 'sound', my other 2 suggestions could refer to other senses, too (touch, taste, sight).

I still think 'audibly' is the best alternative in your sentence if you're determined to put an adverb there. Otherwise, you might consider re-writing the sentence.
Ben   Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:07 pm GMT
Candy has it correct. 'Hearably' is just plain wrong. Audibly is what I would go for.