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If I want my conlang's compound words not to exceed 3-4 syllables in length, what kind of phonology should my conlang have?

If you want fewer syllables per word, you'll want a larger number of possible syllables. (For a metaphor, think about how many letters vs how many kana vs how many kanji you need to represent a ...
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Term for common derivational suffixes which are also standalone words

If I were you, I would call them compounds because your frequently compounded morphemes can stand alone and possess lexical meaning. What is more, it is doubtful that your frequently compounded ...
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