[Ads-l] U-boat

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 20 11:40:53 UTC 2014

(a* = <a> with superscript circle; Scandinavian vowels are weird, naja!)
Deutsch: U-Boot, Uboot (kurz fuer Unterseeboot).
Svenska: uba*t, kortform av undervattensba*t.
Dansk: u-ba*d (undervandsba*d).
Norsk: undervannsba*t (ofte forkortet uba*t).
These all refer to submarines in general, not just to WW1 or WW2 German
submarines exclusively, as we are wont to do.
Russkij submarine: podvodnaja lodka (podlodka, PL, submarina).

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