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Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?
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Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

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In the spirit of the "Chamfer"thread, how do you pronounce Sheave?

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

I would say "sheev" but I have co-workers who say "shiv." I thought the latter was an improvised knife..but maybe that's my shady side peeking out? winky smile

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

"Sheev" for me as well, but I think "shiv" is also acceptable.

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

In Oil & Gas if you say "sheeve" then no one will understand. I've seen them spelled "shiv" many times and pronounced that way always.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

"Belief" is the acceptance of an hypotheses in the absence of data.
"Prejudice" is having an opinion not supported by the preponderance of the data.
"Knowledge" is only found through the accumulation and analysis of data.
The plural of anecdote is not "data"

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Guess which brand of English you speak, for me it is pronounced as written - sheave = she-v (as in v for victory) for the plural she-v z (z as in zoo).

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Sheeve for me too.

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

She (H)eaves for me.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

I vote variable:

Shiv: a round thingy with a groove in it for a belt or rope (singular noun)

Sheeve: to bundle oats or other grain stalks. (transitive verb)

Sheef: one of those bundles of oats (singular noun)

Sheeves: more than one of those bundles (plural noun)

Shivs: more than one of those round things (plural noun)

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RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Sheef: Something to hold a knithe.

-handleman, CSWP (The new, easy test)

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?


Cribbed from Wikipedia

"Sheave
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not to be confused with sheaf, which has the same plural as "sheave".


Pulley block including sheave.
A sheave /ʃiːv/ is a wheel or roller with a groove along its edge for holding a belt, rope, or cable. When hung between two supports and equipped with a belt, rope or cable, one or more sheaves make up a pulley. The words sheave and pulley are sometimes used interchangeably."

note the IPA pronunciation - she - v

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Aha, so I guess that song isn't about millwrights rejoicing when they bring their pulleys into alignment! Who'd of thunk it.


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RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

"Sheaves" rhymes with "Jeeves", as in the novels by P.G Wodehouse (pronounced wood-house).

- Steve

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Considering the topic of this and few others threads in this forum, I figured you'd all enjoy this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6cfJztR8A

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Siemens PLM Software Inc.
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RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

LOL. Very good, John.

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Many of those pronunciations would be alien and horribly American sounding to speakers after which the language is named.

- Steve

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

Steve, correct - it all depends on whether you speak English or what some of our distant relatives like to call English.

RE: Sheaves - How do you pronounce it?

... e.g. I'm perfectly comfortable with that word only having three syllables.

- Steve

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