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Words balçık and kıvrık get the stem consonant alternations with ğ: balçı-ğ-ı kıvrı-ğ-ı To the best of my knowledge, there are no examples of stem consonant alternation for k changed into d. Meaning that, depending on the suffix to be added, either k remains unchanged, or it is changed into g or ğ. Formally, in Turkish, words ending in p, ç, t and k get ...


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In German, noun phrases that are used to describe a separate entity other than their individual nouns are written without spaces. Thus, the example of Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung may indeed be considered as a "bunch of words" in the sense you have described. In Turkish however, this is not true. The example in Turkish you have provided ...


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From the perspective of linguistics, the question is meaningless though well-intentioned. "Word" is not a well-defined technical concept in linguistics (or, some people may have concocted a definition of "word" for their purposes, but there isn't even a widely-believed definition). The best definition is "a maximal string of letters ...


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Using this web page as an informant, the example [kar] "snow" vs. [car] "profit" is a minimal pair. The only phonetic difference in the words is initial consonant: the vowels are not different in length (performances by the same speaker). In the context __C{#,C}, a long vowel is regularly shortened. It is true that the underlying forms ...


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