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 11-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #31
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #32
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Re: how do you say skein?

I used to pronounce it skeen but then my grandmother pronounced it skane and I knew she had to be correct

looked it up
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/skein
and yes it is pronounced skane
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:57 AM   #33
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:25 AM   #34
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skayne i am always correcting my brother. i can't figure out how to type out how he says it but its wrong and drives me bonkers
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:29 AM   #35
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To me, Skayne sounds like a boy's name.
I've always gone by the rule that says, "when two vowels go walking, the first one says its name." I know it doesn't always hold true, but figure people will understand what I'm saying and that's the main thing.
I work with young people from all around the world, who speak English with a variety of accents. I've become pretty flexible about how a word should sound.
Although, I was recently asked if I wanted my salad "TOE-ssed," and I had no idea what she meant!! Um, not toasted like I first thought. No, she meant tossed. We got a good chuckle out of that, and I showed her how to say it from her throat, more like "ahh" so now she says it like a Bostoner!
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:44 AM   #36
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I've always said skeen, but then, I've never heard skane in my 31 years. Odd to think there is another way to pronounce it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:28 AM   #37
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Really? People say skane? That is bizarre!! It's like the first time I heard my husband say "Vi-eena sausages". HUH???
Bizarre? Why would it be bizarre to pronounce it correctly? Until this thread, I'd never heard "skeen".
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I thought it was SKINE too! So now to retrain myself -- skein, vein.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:47 PM   #39
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How many mispronouncers are still having problems with this? I'm still calling it a skine lol
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:57 PM   #40
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I can't break myself from saying Skeen. Honestly until Diaperswappers I had never heard it pronounced any other way.
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