is it me or "ska", "sked" and "skjorta" are writting similar and are years light distanced in pronunciation? :)
Not long or short, but what we call soft (e, i, y, ä, ö) or hard (a, o, u, å).
sk sounds like 'sk' before the hard vowels, but before e, i, y, ä, ö you get this softer sound which is similar to sh or ch.
As far as I understand, "I will stop to eat meat" means something different in English – it doesn't mean I will quit eating meat, it means I will stop moving or whatever, in order to then eat meat.