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« Reply #190 on: February 11, 2006 04:26:28 PM »

Total newbie here - hi everybody

I've never had to say skein out loud but I would have said skeen. It puzzled me to learn it was skane at first until I thought about the whole "I before E except after c and when it sounds like 'a' as in neighbor and weigh."

It totally makes sense now! My third grade English teacher would be proud.

I might have made a total fool of myself at the first SNB tomorrow if I hadn't read through some of this thread (especially since I'm the one organizing the SNB).

Thanks guys! I have a feeling that I'll be spending this snowy evening plowing through the rest of this beast of a thread for more things I'm bound to mispronounce.

Slightly off topic (sorry):
One thing that bugs me about people mispronouncing things is when someone adds an s to the end of something that doesn't need it - Like "Blockbusters" (video store) "Deers", and I heard today on a cooking show "cresses" (for cress).
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« Reply #191 on: February 11, 2006 04:45:24 PM »

I'm just lovin' this whole thread because I worked at Michael's A&C for like 5  years and I'm located in the tristate area of WV.  The mispronounciactions ABOUND!  Raffia was a big one.  You wouldn't believe how many hill people pronounce it "RAFFIE"  and the color ORANGE (Or-ang) is most commonly pronounced ARNG here.

  Hey,, ya'll WORSH yer arnges or d'jeet eat 'em like at?  snasty,,, ya'll jus' snasty. 

Hey, you think that BOW-KEL (boucle) make a nice granny square?

and while I'm on the subject,, I hadn't heard it before I started working with the public but lots of old hill folk around here still call a bag a "poke".  So when they tell me to stick that ARNG BOWKLE in the POKE.  I just about explode trying not to laugh.
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« Reply #192 on: February 12, 2006 08:11:51 AM »

I'm pretty sure brioche is pronounced "bree-yosh", pronouncing the "o" as in "hot", "lost", "moth" etc. French pronunciation is great because the same combinations of letters are usually said in the same way; not like in English, in which sets of letters can be pronounced in about five ways...
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« Reply #193 on: February 12, 2006 11:15:33 AM »

Kuolema Nox, I'd have to add your username to the list of things I can't pronounce! And does voile rhyme with toile? It feels awkward (so I never buy voile, LOL)
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« Reply #194 on: February 12, 2006 08:35:52 PM »

I've only heard voile pronounced like boil, but who knows how right that is.  Most of my Jo-Ann coworkers are pretty good about pronunciations, but that one doesn't come up too often.
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« Reply #195 on: February 12, 2006 11:12:38 PM »

Kuolema Nox, I'd have to add your username to the list of things I can't pronounce!

I still don't know if I'm pronouncing it right myself. Grin Any Finnish people here?
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« Reply #196 on: April 13, 2006 03:45:55 PM »

I must say, I'm another mispronouncer of "tulle".  I was pronouncing it "too-ley", which was pretty off... Tongue

Omigosh! your funny Wink I'm mostly french so I don't mispronounce toile..lol anyways
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« Reply #197 on: April 14, 2006 06:32:58 AM »

The one that still throws me off is "tyres"! It just doesn't look right to my American eyes!  Tongue
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« Reply #198 on: April 16, 2006 09:06:01 PM »

skein. my way: skeen. everybody else: skane  Embarrassed

I thought it was "Skine", as in rhyming with mine, fine, tine, and Rhine. ^.^

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« Reply #199 on: April 16, 2006 09:13:05 PM »

skein. my way: skeen. everybody else: skane  Embarrassed

I thought it was "Skine", as in rhyming with mine, fine, tine, and Rhine. ^.^

Nope, it is skein. Because it follows the i before e rule of pronunciation. You know, "i" before "e", except after "c" and when it sounds like "a" as in neighbor and weigh. Since it is ei, and not after c, it must sound like a. Hence /skayne/.
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