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All those word-roots have Latin origins as follows: duco : I lead voco : I call loco : I place ludo : I play mitto : I send Since most of those words have English cognates, I point you to the Internet Wayback Machine's link to the American Heritage Dictionary, which used to be free online, and had good etymologies.
Yes. I'm listing a few examples from this link (Palabras compuestas): Noun + noun = noun: mapamundi Noun + adjective = noun & adjective: pelirrojo Adjective + noun = noun: mediodía Verb + verb = noun: tejemaneje Edit: This Wikipedia article also has more examples. Edit 2: I've found another composition: Verb + pronoun + verb = noun: ...
Aunque existe la palabra independiente "ante" («me presento ante vosotros para que me juzguéis»), en el caso de "antesala" no es la unión de las palabras "ante" y "sala" sino que es la unión de elemento compositivo "ante-" y el sustantivo "sala". A - Los elementos compositivos ("auto-", "tele-", "ante-", "anti-", "a-", etc.) son invariables: automóviles, ...
I have always loved this one, since I first read it in Mafalda as a child: correveidile. It's a whole sentence in one word.
Some used in Colombia: Cogeculos: Some situations become a cogeculos when they get out of control. For example: Se armó un cogeculos tremendo. Chiflamicas: A really bad musician. I believe it's the composition of chiflar/silvar (whistle) and micas (mico, perhaps?) Couldn't find anything on Google that would explain how the word came into existence but ...
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