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Why does 'mohínes' have an accent?

In this case I think you are (understandably) being misled by the medial h. The h is not only mute, but also it doesn't have any effect on syllable division.1 So you must imagine mohín would have the ...
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How should "murciélago" be pronounced?

Murciélago is pronounced mur-cié-la-go. A diphthong like ie doesn't stop being a diphthong if the full vowel (in this case e) is stressed, and the fact that there's an orthographic accent mark on a ...
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Knowing whether to spell a word -ía or -ia

As can be seen from your examples, it is often arbitrary, and many times the presence or absence of an accent on the /i/ already happened in a previous etimological step (Latin historia vs politīa). ...
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¿Por qué "kilómetro" es esdrújula, si "kilogramo" es llana?

Original tu pregunta. Aquí he encontrado la respuesta de la Academia Mexicana de la Lengua: https://es-es.facebook.com/ortografiaparatodos/posts/566961186709023 La voz kilómetro tiene una ...
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What does "¿Que es eso?" mean?

The words qué, cuál/es, quién/es, cómo, cuán, cuánto/a/os/as, cuándo, dónde y adónde are written with acute accent (tilde diacrítica) when used in an interrogative or exclamatory manner. You can read ...
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Are there any Spanish words with multiple accents?

Asides from words with a ü and an accented stress: agüío, aragüirá, changüí, chigüí, chigüín, fragüín, güeldrés, güillín, güirís, güisquería, güérmeces, lengüetería, paragüería, pirgüín, ...
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What does "¿Que es eso?" mean?

I'll be the contrarian here. ¿que es eso? is a valid Spanish construction and distinct from ¿qué es eso? With the accent, the phrase means "What is that?" because qué is an interrogative pronoun. ...
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Circumflex or Acute over O and proper translation

There is no such circumflex accent in Spanish. The only diacritics available are: acute accent sección código dieresis ungüento pingüino There is the letter ñ (with some sort of a diacritic), ...
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"Perifería", "periferia" or both?

It is "periferia". The link you provide to the "llevatilde" web page does not say that "perifería" must be accentuated according to any etymological reason, but just according to the Spanish ...
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Gentilicio para Austria ¿Qué determina el empleo de una u otra forma?

El Diccionario panhispánico de dudas tiene una entrada sobre esto: -íaco -ca o -iaco -ca. 1. Sufijo que forma adjetivos que indican relación con lo designado por el sustantivo base: elegíaco o ...
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When is this symbol (´) used and why?

The (´) symbol is called tilde or acento in Spanish (more specifically: acento gráfico and acento ortográfico), and the Ortografía 2010 written by the RAE says the following about its uses in chapter ...
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¿Qué forma es 'érase' y por qué lleva tilde?

Pretérito imperfecto del indicativo «era» + pronombre enclítico de 3.ª persona «se» (uso arcaico: actualmente solo es común ponerlo en infinitivo, gerundio e imperativo). Lleva tilde porque es ...
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When talking in English about Spanish orthography, which diacritics does "tilde" cover?

In English, tilde refers to the symbol ~, but not diacritics generally. ´ is technically called an acute accent, but because there is no other type of accent in modern Spanish, it's generally just ...
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Accent Help: Esdrújula and Sobre Esdrújula are not consistent

Esdrújula words are stressed in the antepenultimate syllable, independently of how many syllables the word has. Thus, it doesn't matter if the word has four or more syllables, but in which syllable, ...
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Does Spanish use parenthetical pluralization?

Following the hint dropped by fedorqui, I'll translate what the paragraph 4.2.1.3.b of the Ortografía says: [The slash] is used to express a disjunction syntactically, indicating the existence of ...
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«Habla español donde quieras» o «Habla español dónde quieras»

Tal y como expresas en tu pregunta, la forma correcta en este caso sería donde, sin tilde, por los motivos que tú mismo comentas. Otra cosa, tras lo hablado en los comentarios, es que el texto ...
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¿Es "Decimos" y "Décimos" un ejemplo de tilde diacrítica?

Efectivamente la conjugación del verbo decir no lleva tilde. De todas formas, creo que este no es un ejemplo de tilde diacrítica. La tilde en décimos es ortográfica y responde a la acentuación ...
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Omitting acute accent on a display with limited character set

Electronic displays with a fixed height tend to omit the accents altogether (e.g. older displays in trains, the metro, buses, bus stops): For short messages where the context is obvious it is usually ...
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¿Cuándo se debe acentuar el pronombre "este"?

No, no debe llevar tilde. Lo recomendado por la RAE es escribir: Este es el sitio Stack Overflow en español. Y no: Éste es el sitio Stack Overflow en español. Hasta hace no demasiado tiempo, ...
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¿Ha usado el castellano siempre la tilde para romper diptongos?

Es difícil dar una respuesta orientada al "no", pero allá voy. He buscado en el CORDE ocurrencias en textos del siglo XV de palabras que contengan la ï. Casi todo lo que he encontrado son ocurrencias ...
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¿Llevan tilde los adverbios terminados en -mente?

Llevan tilde si lo lleva el adjetivo del que derivan. Tal y como indica la RAE en Twitter: #RAEconsultas Los adverbios en «-mente» conservan la tilde del adjetivo base si este la lleva: ágilmente (...
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cAusa but veAmos (strong, weak vowels)

The webpage you consulted makes a dreadful mix of phonetics (how things are pronounced) and orthography (how things are written) and is also not really using proper terms. So let's begin by that. The ...
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Are there any Spanish words with multiple accents?

If you consider the dieresis a diacritic then yes: lingüística. Otherwise, because the ´ marks the stressed syllable and no words (except for adverbs ending in -mente) have two stressed syllables, it'...
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¿Lleva "como" tilde en "verás como todo va bien"?

Iba a confirmar tu suposición pero mira lo que aparece en la acepción 15 como 15. conj. desus. Sustituía a que para introducir una subordinada. Sabrás como hemos llegado sin novedad. U. actualmente ...
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¿Qué palabras provenientes del francés cogieron un acento en la "e" por su escritura francesa, sin que su pronunciación la tuviera?

Foreword: most linguists don't consider French to have lexical stress at all. It instead is analysed as having prosodic stress, where the final syllable in a phrase is stressed (or the penultimate one,...
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Why do some nouns, pronouns, and adjectives keep the accent even for the plural?

That's not actually the rule. First we must distinguish between stress, which is the force with which a syllable is pronounced, and the accent, which is the written sign that we use to show a syllable ...
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¿Cómo se tratan los acentos en el orden alfabético?

No parece que haya una norma con carácter oficial pero segun la (RAE), la vocal sin acento precede normalmente a la vocal con acento : amoniaco amoníaco ... jubilo jubiló júbilo Convenciones más ...
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