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Posted by WW on May 02, 2002 at 03:16:41:
In Reply to: Sounds like an echo? posted by Derek K. on May 01, 2002 at 22:34:04:
: Please don't "BAN" common names, it would be disadvantageous to us common folk, LOL.
You overestimate my powers - LOL! - I am just suggesting that there is a lot to be said for learning and using scientific names.
: Just one other thing regarding Cobra pronunciation.
: I like Nah Jah beter than Nah Yah, even though it doesn't conform to the latin, greek or place of origin; easier to say and sounds better,
There is no accounting for taste ;-)
: double LOL. Of course just my opinion and heck, just spelling the scientific names is difficult enough, Hee, Hee!!!
What does it matter, anyway - it's a dead language, there are no audio tapes of Cesar in full flow, so pronounce it the way you feel best, and that gets understood by the people you talk to. ;-)