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    Re: Merchant Marine In German Is Handlesmarine?
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Nov 12, 19:05 +0000
    Hello,
     
    I've come up with a slightly different answer using a web German-English dictionary.  I suspect the appropriate maritime useage is as Wolfgang and Henry reported.
     
    Deutsch English
    1 Ergebnis f�r merchant shipping 1 result for merchant shipping
    Handelsschifffahrt {f}; Handelsschiffahrt {f} [alt]

    merchant shipping

     

     

    Deutsch English
    1 Ergebnis f�r merchant marine 1 result for merchant marine
    Handelsmarine {f}; Marine {f} merchant navy; merchant marine

     

     

    The dictionary is at

     

    http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/

    --
    This does not answer the meaning of Deutsche Seefahrt imprinted on a sextant certificate.
     
    Joel Jacobs
     
    -------------- Original message from "Henry C. Halboth" <halboth{at}JUNO.COM>: --------------


    > Wolfgang, please consult Marinewoerterbuch, 5-sprachig, herausgegeben vom
    > Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, in about 1942, wherein merchant marine =
    > Handelsmarine; merchant navigation = Handelsschiffahrt; and, merchant
    > ship = Handelsschiff. Languages do change and Germans were/are notorious
    > for building elaborate and descriptive nouns, buit when I sailed aboard
    > German ships I described myself as being in the Handelsschiffmarine, or
    > Handelsmarine - after all, I did say "at one time". Would be interested
    > in discussing with you a search for a german book that I have been
    > looking for over the years.
    >
    > On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 17:31:32 +0100 =?iso-8859-1?Q?Wolfgang_K=F6berer?=
    > writes:
    > > Sorry to correct anbody, bu! t at most points in time "Merchant marine"
    > > in
    > > German was correctly translated as "Handelsschiffahrt". Due to the
    > > latest
    > > rules in German spelling it is now spelled with 3 "f" (i.e.:
    > > "Handelsschifffahrt") which to people used to the old spelling looks
    > > kind of
    > > strange.
    > > Wolfgang K�berer
    > >
    > > -----Urspr�ngliche Nachricht-----
    > > Von: Navigation Mailing List
    > > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM] Im
    > > Auftrag von Henry C. Halboth
    > > Gesendet: Freitag, 12. November 2004 17:03
    > > An: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > > Betreff: Re: MERCHANT MARINE IN GERMAN IS:
    > >
    > > At one point in time, at least, Merchant Marine in German was
    > > "Handleschiffmarine"
    > >
    > > On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 13:35:16 +0000 Yourname Here
    > >!
    > > writes:
    > > > Merchant Marine in German is Deutsch Seefahrt.
    > > >
    > > > So what is it in Russian?
    > > >
    > > > Joel Jacobs
    > > > --
    > > > Visit our website
    > > > http://www.landandseacollection.com
    > >
       
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