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What does '# of Cs' mean?

Tragically, the letter "#" has two meanings. In linguistics, it is used to refer to a word boundary. More generally (i.e. not in the special usage of linguists), it (the number sign) stands for "...
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Word Boundaries and Compounding

The question relies on a number of unidentified assumptions about word boundaries, which are not totally alien but also are not obvious or obviously right. The main problem I see is the premise that ...
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Word Boundaries and Compounding

I thought recently, that it would be pragmatic to treat words strictly as phrases. A word can appear in a single-word phrase. Theoretically, any word could be the answer to the question for the signet ...
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Are there examples of phonetic mood markers at syllable/word boundaries?

German marks mood by umlaut, e. g. ich mag (indicative) > ich möge (subjunctive II) ich sehe (>preterite: sah) > ich sähe ich liege (> ich lag) > ich läge ich trage (> ich trug) > ich trüge, etc. ...
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Are there examples of phonetic mood markers at syllable/word boundaries?

Yes or no, depending on what exactly you are looking for. In most Bantu languages, tense etc. inflection for verbs involves adding certain tones. Verb inflection in Bantu covers all sorts of things, ...
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