OyVey wrote:I've only heard [ˈkʰlɔ:ɹi:n] and [kʰlɔ:ˈɹi:n]. Are there other variations?
Apparently [ˈkʰlɔ:ɹɪn] is one, but only a British toff would say that. I asked because the dictionaries I checked only have the stress on the first syllable, but I've always said it with stress on the second.
The ending -ine
in chemistry, pharmacology etc. is quite the clusterfuck. I've heard "quinine" said about four different ways, and "iodine" two or three. It seems the diphthongized /aɪn/ is the old-fashioned way and the standard for newly discovered compounds is /i:n/.