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When can one create a “zusammengesetzes Nomen”? When should one use genitive or prepositions instead?

Long words is one of my favorite features in German. Is there a criterion, "eine grammatische Empfehlung!, to know when we can put nouns together? I'm not talking about creating significant words ...
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Nouns with 2 genitive forms (-s/-es). When to use each?

Wiktionary lists 2 genitive forms for a lot of nouns (e.g. Berg, Brauch), -es and -s. For these words and others, are these forms interchangeable or are they regional? Or is one more poetic sounding ...
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Bau von “der Monat Januar”

"Der Monat Januar" wird zu "the month of January" im englischen ├╝bersetzt. Aber soll es nicht "der Monat Januars"? Ich sage das, weil Genitive Form von Januar 'Januars' ist und die Bedeutung zu ...