Dan   Monday, June 14, 2004, 20:55 GMT
mythical greek hero,
is it pronounced /@dZi/x ?
Might Mick   Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 04:37 GMT
And if I remember the symbols well enough: /eidZ@ks/
Xatufan   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 02:50 GMT
Here in Ecuador, Ajax is a commercial name of the chlorine used to purify pools and wash dishes, and not a hero at all.
Dan   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 04:15 GMT

The chlorine was name after the greek hero,
didn't you guess it?
Damian   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 07:40 GMT
In UK we pronounce it exactly the same way as Mick said. /eidZ@ks/

I suppose in say Germany/Scandinavia it would be /a:j@ks/ the J pronounced as the Y in yes.

Xatufan: aye, my mother uses Ajax to clean the kitchen sink, etc and I don't think she cares one bit how it should be pronounced as long as it does the job well!
Xatufan   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 21:12 GMT
Aye... It's a beautiful expression. Does aye means yes?
Damian   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 21:31 GMT
Yes, Xatufan.. I used the usual Scottish version.....it just comes naturally. The opposite is nae. Just pronounce: /ai and /nei
Xatufan   Thursday, June 17, 2004, 21:32 GMT
By the way, is Ajax important in Greek mythology?