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Fusion 11-20-2009 09:58 AM

how do you say skein?
 
I personally say skane, my friend says skeen. It always feels so awkward of a word for me to say, lol. How do you say it?

Mommyplunder 11-20-2009 10:05 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
Good poll, I've wondered this too. I say skeen.

Fusion 11-20-2009 10:14 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
I googled it and found a men who knit poll of the same thing, lol http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/1703

and from marriam webster

Main Entry: 1skein
Pronunciation: \ˈskān\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English skeyne, from Middle French (Picard) escagne, probably from Vulgar Latin *scamnia, from *scamniare to wind yarn, from *scamnium rack for holding bobbins, from Latin scamnum bench, stool — more at shambles
Date: 14th century

1also skean or skeane \ˈskān\ : a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel
2 : something suggesting the twists or coils of a skein : tangle
3 : a flock of wildfowl (as geese or ducks) in flight

Queen_Celeste 11-20-2009 10:21 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
Darn that Webster. I guess it follows the 'i before e' rule since it sounds like A.

LilOutlaws 11-20-2009 10:24 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
yep I say skane..

momof4kidz 11-20-2009 10:33 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
Reminds me of the gyro question. I like skeen better! :thumbsup:

eden 11-20-2009 10:37 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
Skeen

rosefall 11-20-2009 10:39 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
I can't break myself of saying skeen even though I've known for a while that skane is correct.

MamaWillow 11-20-2009 10:46 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
The gals at the yarn shop say skane.

DaisyWalker 11-20-2009 10:54 AM

Re: how do you say skein?
 
I never considered there was another way to say it besides skeen. :blush: How very close minded of me :giggle:


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