I've got a C.D.....
I've got a C.D Rom that shows the pictures of the snakes, gives their common names and latin names, but also pronounces their latin names.
I thought this was the best idea since the bread slicer.
Now, they could be wrong - but they say E-laf-A, Rhymes with
I've heard some well versed people call it E-laugh, and I still rely on the good ol E-laff-e, rhymes with taffy - because that is what I thought it was when I was 12 - and old rules are hard to break.
I always fear I am going to sound like an idiot when I talk to zoology people, because I normally only see the name in books - and have to guess at how it is properly pronounced.