Tuesday, September 28, 2010
How do you pronounce "skein?"
I've always pronounced it "skeen." I have no idea why. If you think about the "i before e" rule*, then I should have pronounced it "skane."
According to Merriam-Webster, you pronounce it \'skān\ ("skane," to those of us not fluent in linguistics).
Maybe you pronounce skein completely differently, and if so, let us know in the comments!
*(I before E except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh)
Image: Make hay while the sun shines, merino/cashmere fingering weight yarn, by Skein Yarns