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Is there a name for the 시옷 in words like 오랫동안 and 어젯밤?

It's called 사이시옷, a way to express 사잇소리 phenomenon(which itself is written with 사이시옷, btw). 사잇소리 현상 happens very frequently, with or without 사이시옷. Here are some examples with 사이시옷: 나무 + 잎 = 나뭇잎 제사 +...
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Why do some words show XX-X다 (들어-오다) form in a dictionary?

I guess it indicates being a compound word. Because it is made of two compounds "들어"+"오다", sometimes you can even split the word and add something in between! 어서 들어들 와요. = 어서들 ...
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Compound verbs : Is it possible to generate them, or are they limited to those already commonly known?

Actually, there is a lot of compounded verbs in korean. But most of them are considered to be weird when it comes to spoken language. The basic principle is right though But it is much more natural ...
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Why do some words show XX-X다 (들어-오다) form in a dictionary?

To echo jick's and Rathony님's answers, I believe that the dash is an indicator of 들어오다 being a compound of the verbs 들다 (to enter) and 오다 (to come). The dash is of course not used in actual written ...
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Compound verbs : Is it possible to generate them, or are they limited to those already commonly known?

I think we probably end up discussing the meaning of "able." In English, for example, where can you go from troublemaker and innkeeper? If you say promisemaker and promisekeeper your teacher will ...
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Is the compound verb used only for the third-person subject?

The correct answer to the title: No. Answers to your questions: Yes. 저는 저 자신이 무서워요 is like "I am afraid of myself"; 저는 저 자신을 무서워해요, "I fear myself." They are semantically (almost) ...
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Compound verbs : Is it possible to generate them, or are they limited to those already commonly known?

I don't think "making my own compound" is a good idea, because it becomes much more ambiguous. In already existing compounds, the meaning is set by previous usage: if you say "go play", people ...
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Compound verbs : Is it possible to generate them, or are they limited to those already commonly known?

Verbs can combined in quite a few ways, including using 어(서), 고, and many of the auxilliary verbs are attached using these two clausal conjunctives, often making something close to a new word. So, ...
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