In Danish, we use "flag" about cloth
flown from flag poles or masts, and "fane"
about procession flags or military (or other)
But some of the cloth that we fly from flag poles are
pennants, and they are not really
flags either. We use the term "vimpel".
In some naval contexts, "stander" is
used instead of "vimpel". A stander is usually shorter
than a vimpel. Now, some of our flag (plural = singular)
are swallow-tailed, splitflag. If they are rectangular instead,
we use the term stutflag. Ole Andersen, 24 June 2001