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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 same written acute accent if it were written *moín. It's not the case that the h in mohín is making -hín a separate syllable; that is being marked by the acute ...


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Regarding the hiatus [u.i], all verb infinitives ending in -uir have it, and it's inherited by all their inflections and derivations where it may apply: substituir, substituido; recluir, recluido; fluir, fluido, fluidez; huir, huida, etc. I think this is so because we are used to verbs getting stress in the last vowel of the infinitive; we only recognize ...


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