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« Reply #200 on: April 16, 2006 09:15:53 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/.

so it rhymes with vain?
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« Reply #201 on: April 16, 2006 09:34:01 PM »

The correct english pronunciation does ryhme with vain, or vein, to further point out how it follows the ie rule. My boy and I were talking about it after I posted, and skein would only be pronounced skine, if it were using german rules of pronunciation. Miriam-Webster agrees with me http://m-w.com/dictionary/skein I love the little audio pronunciation bits!
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« Reply #202 on: April 16, 2006 10:19:25 PM »

well thanks! now i won't feel stupid when i don't say it, and i say 'ball of yarn' instead. haha
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« Reply #203 on: April 21, 2006 04:03:14 PM »

I always said skeen! Stupid me...

...I've always called it a 'skayne', but skein is listed in my rhyming dictionary along with 'bean', 'queen', and 'spleen'.  I blame my accent...that's it....

Either that, or I've been pronouncing 'bean', 'queen', and 'spleen' wrong...
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« Reply #204 on: April 22, 2006 12:18:10 PM »

hahaha i always say tulle like tool-y ...i unno why haha
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« Reply #205 on: April 22, 2006 09:54:59 PM »

oh, and i avoid saying skein in conversation bc i always always screw up the pronunciation. i learned a lot from this thread. thanx guys.
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« Reply #206 on: April 22, 2006 10:20:14 PM »

since when is "a" pronounced "er"Huh?

If you're from Maine, an a at the end of a word, particularly a name sometimes comes out with an r-sound.

Ironic since the r is often dropped [things like pahk the cah]
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« Reply #207 on: May 04, 2006 07:45:47 AM »

Apparently it was removed, but I need one of you French authorities to settle an argument for me....

what is the proper spelling and pronounciation for the 'real' word that many crafters (especially on crafters coast to coast) misuse and mispronounce as 'wa-lah?"

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« Reply #208 on: May 04, 2006 07:56:20 AM »

Voil. In case it doesn't show up, there is a left leaning accent mark (accent grave) over the a at the end.
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« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2006 12:44:19 PM »

gingham.... never have I got it right. I'll be at the fabric store and say, "So, Mom, what do you thing of this gingham (phonetically)?"
And she'll say gingham (the right way)?
So I'll go Right, walk to the next rack and say, "This gingham? my way.....
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