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Well, the first bit is knowing what the different editions are: 1741 Orthographía española Initial alphabet of 24 letters (ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ) U and V considered variations of the same letter J called i jota, Z called zeta or zeda Ç rejected as a letter, to be replaced by z W called walima rejected as a letter, foreign words with it to be ...


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in early Spanish "haber" was used to mean "tener" That's right, and the evolution can be followed from the English analog: Yo he un caballo = I have a horse (old Spanish) Yo he un caballo comprado = I have a bought horse (here 'comprado/bought' is an adjetive) Yo he comprado un caballo = I have bought a horse (this was ...


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Using haber to express possession could certainly be used back in the day (where it had the imperative forms habe and habed), but it developed today into the virtually exclusively auxiliary (for perfects) and impersonal (for existential statements) verb we have today. There are a few situations where you might use it in legal or other contexts where ...


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Apparently there is this 46 characters word - not accepted by RAE: Alfadenobetaparahidroxifenilpropanoicotirosina I also thought that "anticonstitucionalmente" was the longest one accepted by RAE, but then I went across another one that does not use the "-mente" trick and also has 23 characters (already mentioned in Javi's answer): ...



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