Questions about the boundaries between words, both phonological and orthographic.

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Is there a writing system whose word boundary is a non-space character?

Is there a writing system that mainly uses anything other than space as the word boundary? Except languages with practically no word boundaries (e.g. Japanese) and programming languages. I'd like to ...
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Are there any languages besides Japanese which are both inflecting/agglutinating and do not indicate word boundaries in writing?

Many languages have inflectional or agglutinating morphology - they have words with multiple or many forms due to aspect, degree or comparison, gender, mood, number, tense, etc. A number of languages ...
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Which language has verb/noun compounding features?

Often languages have compounding phrases with the same Part Of Speech (POS) and it becomes a morphological analysis problem in Natural Language Processing (NLP). The most notorious being infinite ...
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Seeking linguistic terms for how pronunciation reflects word boundaries

I'm looking for some correct terminology to use within the fields of phonology and acoustics (I assume). In spoken language there is generally some kind of very brief pauses, changes of intonation, ...
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Criteria for separating Korean words

The rules for when whitespace is required/permitted in Korean are not obvious, but are not explicitly discussed in any grammars or textbooks I have access to. I can infer this much: Between ...
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How do languages that permit only CV and CCV syllables mark phonological word boundaries?

If a language permits only CV or CCV syllables, how does one tell where the phonological word boundaries are? For example, suppose a language has a definite morpheme, /li/ that conveys what ...