A little semi-off-topic teaching from the odd European...
It's written "flak" and is an abbreviation of the German Fliegerabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft gun. It's what many British and Americans had to take when visiting my country ~seventy years ago for enacting US foreign policy.
Now we know *WHY* the Germans abbreviated it.... I could swear that Tolkien's 'Old Entish' was a Germanic language.
I could swear that Tolkien's 'Old Entish' was a Germanic language.
LOL! After two days of debate, finally agreeing that the two Hobbits are not Orks... that's what I call efficient language use :-)
Do you speak Yiddish, perchance? It's very German... must have been very close to regular German ~1000 years ago. It's our closest sibling language. When I was in Israel, I could reasonably communicate with Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Romania. I think my knowledge of medieval German helped.