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    How is "Moleskine" pronounced?


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    I would assume it's mole-skin like the stuff moles are made of.

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    secondly where the fuck do you find it. I've been to every art starts and they dont even know what it is.

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    mol-a-skeen'-a
    http://www.moleskine.com

    Barnes and Noble has a bunch.

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    There is a type of fabric called 'moleskin' that feels very much like the covers of these little sketchbooks. The fabric's name is pronounced simply 'mole-skin' like the skin of a particular ground-dwelling creature, so I always thought the name of the sketchbooks was pronounced just like the name of the fabric.

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    It's actually pronounced "Carl"

    Seriously, I have no clue but I bought mine at the front counter at borders where there were a giant stack of them.
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    Alright, but do they sell them in Canada?

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    borders or Barnes and Nobles
    I dunno in Canada
    but you know how to spellit now...google isyour friend
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    From http://itotd.com/articles/565/moleskine-notebooks/
    The name “Moleskine” has been a source of some confusion. As nearly as I can determine, the derivation is as follows. There’s an ordinary English word, moleskin, which, as you might guess, originally referred to the skin of a mole. About a century ago, the term was extended to apply to a type of cotton fabric that looked and felt a bit like natural moleskin. Strictly speaking, the oilcloth that’s used for covering notebooks is not moleskin—it isn’t fuzzy—but for whatever reason, that’s what it’s called. When moleskin migrated into French, it picked up an e on the end, which would have given it the pronunciation “mo-lə-SKEEN.” Be that as it may, the name is now a trademark of the Italian company Modo & Modo, which complicates its pronunciation for us poor foreigners.

    A lot of Web sites (including that of Moleskine USA), in a misguided attempt to be helpful, say that the word is pronounced “mole-a-SKEEN-a.” Well, that could be approximately right, depending on whether you interpret the a sounds as being a long a (correct) or a schwa sound (incorrect). As a result of this ambiguity, other Web sites that have attempted to be even more helpful by using a phonetic alphabet have assumed the schwa pronunciation, so that it comes out roughly as “mole-ə-SKEEN-ə.” But that doesn’t follow the pronunciation rules of English, French, or Italian. (Despite the word’s English-by-way-of-French origin, Moleskine is now a nominally Italian term, and the final e is never a schwa sound in Italian. It’s more like eh, which is almost—but not quite—the English long a sound.) So let’s settle this once and for all: in Italian, it’s “mo-leh-SKEE-neh”; in French, it’s “mo-lə-SKEEN”; and in English, it’s “those little notebooks with the oilcloth covers.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosrocks View Post
    borders or Barnes and Nobles
    I dunno in Canada
    but you know how to spellit now...google isyour friend
    So is ConceptArt, or so I thought.

    And thanks, Elwell!
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    Glad I didn't ask for one in the art shop the other day then, I thought the same as katfayheirti.

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    If your a uk dweller you can find them in Waterstones..at least the one where I live.
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    As long as you don't ask for Mol-es-ting, you'll be fine.

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    Okay, so they sell them at Loomis in Ottawa. I'm a little bit disappointed in the number of sheets (40 as opposed to the standard 100 I'm used to). The plain notebook type has over twice that but I'm wondering if the paper in those is any good to draw on? The paper in the sketchbook is, by the way, real thick and real smooth. I'm a bit scared to use it, it's so nice.

    And I asked for a Moleskeen notebook, in case anyone was wondering.

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    The Barnes and Noble near my place doesn't carry the Moleskin sketchbooks =/
    But! they do sell it on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Smal...910591-7249543
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