Originally Posted by Ludovic
This dictionary.com entry
has three alternate pronunciations.
Furthermore, no dictionary has standard linguistic pronunciations: they all seem to invent their own which is annoying beyond words to try to delve into. So could someone give me the standard linguistic pronunciation (or barring that, an ell-uh-men-tairy skool bay-sick pronunciation?)
I teach a class on morphine synthesis, and always pronounce it with a long e sound, like thee-bane (sorry, don't know linguistic notation). I don't know for sure if this is correct, but I am a chemist so it is possible that I have heard colleagues pronounce it this way and it has stuck in my head.