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About compounds and blends (with examples from Voltić’s Ričoslovnik)

Marijana Horvat orcid id ; Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje
Ermina Ramadanović orcid id ; Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje

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The authors will analyze compounds and blends (složenice and sraslice) in Volitić’s Ričoslovnik. Some important issues of word-formation connected with the problems, inconsistencies and different interpretations in defining and distinguishing compounds and blends in relevant literature will be analyzed. As it is not always possible to distinguish between blends and compounds and vice versa, the authors will try to give the clearest explanations and differentiations and according to them to classify and describe selected examples from Voltić’s dictionary. They will specially emphasize unusual word-formation models and compounds that are unusual due to their meaning. The compounds will be determined according to their first recording in contemporary dictionaries of Croatian language.


word-formation, compounds, blends, Voltić’s Ričoslovnik

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