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What is the difference between compound words and derivational words?

A lot depends on your theory of morphology - see e.g. Lieber and Štekauer 2011 - see esp. 1.1.4 Summary. Several tests for compounding have been proposed; the biggest problem is that they do not ...
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Is there a language without compound nouns?

Compounding is very rare in Semitic, which appears to contradict the claim. The following is from Orin D. Gensler, 'Morphological Typology of Semitic', in Stefan Weninger (ed.), The Semitic Languages:...
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Is there a name for "noun-verbing" adjectives?

Since in your examples the 1st component determines the 2nd one (not just hunting, but specifically rabbit-hunting, not simply driving, but self-driving), such compounds are of the tatpuruṣa (aka ...
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Name of rule for whether compounds should be written with a space or not

This is an orthography rule, not a grammar rule. Orthography isn't really a concern for linguistics. I have a feeling that this is rather arbitrary for English. In German (or a other fusional or ...
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Is there any premise for Compounding Words in Spanish place names?

Yes, there is precedent for making placenames from compounds in Spanish and in Mexico: Villalobos, Matamoros, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Nezahualcóyotl, Valladolid, Tenochtitlán, Buenaventura, ...
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Phonemic transcriptions for English compound words

General practice is to use a space to separate words. The space is allowed inordertomakethetranscriptioneasiertoread but has no phonetic meaning. Stresses are marked in word-level transcriptions as in ...
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How to Do NACLO Problem with Frogs 🐸, Ducks 🦆, and Bats 🦇

The trick here is to break each Witsuwit'en word into its component parts, then use the patterns of those parts to match them to the English versions. For example, the morpheme for "dog" ...
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Are bound forms in compounds more resistant to sound changes?

I don't think that bound forms tend to resist sound changes in general. Bound forms might in some cases provide more information about the historical form of a word because they occur in a different ...
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Replacement of the letters in Japanese while compounding words

This phenomenon is called rendaku, or "sequential voicing". Many phonemes in Japanese occur in voiced/unvoiced pairs. In kana writing, these are distinguished with a dakuten "voice mark" over the ...
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Compounds: Comparing Hyphenated With Other Forms?

First, you have to be careful to not confuse compounds themselves with the orthography for compounds. What you're asking about is the orthographic variation in how compounds are represented. As far ...
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Rules to constructing a proper compound noun in Ancient Greek

See Why "agoraphobia" not "agorophobia"? myia is a first declension noun, so originally in Greek the correct answer was myiaphagia, just as agoraphobia is actually the correct ...
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Rules to constructing a proper compound noun in Ancient Greek

The rules for the formation of compounds are explained in the more elaborate Greek grammars, but I think you are asking about this specific word. In Classical Greek there are quite a large number of ...
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Should compounded words through agglutination be treated as unigrams or n-grams?

For parsing: if the word is already in your 'dictionary' then treat it as a 'unigram'; but if it is new to you then treat it as an 'ngram'. If you are doing semantic statistics on a corpus then you ...
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Should compounded words through agglutination be treated as unigrams or n-grams?

(Disclaimer: I don't have much background in linguistics) I think - if you are relating to agglutinantive and not polysynthetic languges - it would depend on what you are trying to build and the ...
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How to extract specific data from a TextGrid file?

I don't know how homogenous is TextGrid across different tools that use it, but there is a Python package, pympi which can be used to read Praat TextGrid files. In particular, pympi.Praat.TextGrid ...
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How to extract specific data from a TextGrid file?

Xmin and xmax are the starting times in seconds, within the file (which goes from 0 to 4.360703 seconds), and ORT-MAU tells you the same thing (in this instance), but then tells you the time periods ...
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Combine flexibility + ism , how ? thanks

In The Transition to Flexibility by Daniel C. Knudsen, Knudsen calls it flexibilism. Knudsen states the following: "The terms "flexibilism" and "flexible accumulation" refer to flexible ...
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Compounds: Comparing Hyphenated With Other Forms?

The only question I can answer is what conditions incline compounds to vary in this regard. It reflects the morphological type of the language, namely, isolating. Since affixes serve (despite many ...
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English co-compounds? Is bittersweet a co-compound?

According to R. Huddleston & L. Bauer in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language ,bitter-sweet is a coordinative compound, where the component bases are of equal status. In, for example, the ...
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Term for nouns strung together by conjunctions

The example Men, women and children are people could have a compound noun men, women, and children, but it would be unwise to refer to it that way, using the term "compound noun", because of confusion ...
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Term for nouns strung together by conjunctions

Men, women and children is not a word, but a phrase (a noun phrase = NP 1 ), so you can not apply morphological terminology like compounding here. I don't think there's a special name for NP formation ...
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Having trouble with assigning stress degrees to a long compound

At first sight, an analysis as a (binary composed) compound seems to be possible: You could start arguing about the precise labels; for reason of simplicity I just assumed that the suffix "-ed" makes ...
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