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Long German words are either number words (neunhundertvierundachtzigtausendsiebenhundertsiebenunddreißig) which normally are not written as words but as sequences of decimal digits (984737) (but they still are single words). or nouns (Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung) There are also long adjectives (...


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Nein. Lebenslang + Geschick kann man nicht zu Lebenslangeschick eindampfen. Es müsste, wenn schon, dann Lebenslanggeschick heißen. Geschicksal wollte ich auch bemängeln, als Kunstwort aus Geschick + Schicksal, fand aber beim Wöterbuchnetz dasss es das Wort tatsächlich gibt, besser gab, es ist veraltet. Verständlich ist es schon, wie πάντα ῥεῖ kommentierte, ...


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We're talking about nominal composition here. First of all: The phrase from the TV show is not correct. It should instead read: Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz Lebenslang ('lifelong') is an adjective. Nominal compounds, on the other hand, are most frequently formed out of substantives added to a base substantive. Adjectives might be joined with the base ...


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Duden states that you are allowed to add hyphens to emphasize certain parts [§45(1)] or in confusing/unclear composita [§45(2)]. This means, that Schokoladenhafermilch itself is correct. But in order to emphasize that it's oat milk with chocolate flavour, you may add a hyphen in between. On the other hand, Schokoladenhafer-milch would mean you grew some ...


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