View Poll Results: How do you say skein?
skane 66 36.26%
skeen 112 61.54%
other 4 2.20%
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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Good poll, I've wondered this too. I say skeen.
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I googled it and found a men who knit poll of the same thing, lol http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/1703

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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
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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I googled it and found a men who knit poll of the same thing, lol http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/1703
As a knitting man, I never knew that site existed, so thanks for posting this.
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As a knitting man, I never knew that site existed, so thanks for posting this.
lol no problem, wish my husband would take up some of the crafty arts
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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Re: how do you say skein?

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

I say "skane", since "ein" doesn't equal "een" phonetically. And I've never actually heard anyone say "skeen"!
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Reminds me of the gyro question. I like skeen better!
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