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Definition of the noun accentual system
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- the system of accentuation used in a particular language
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by Chris Baldick
accentual system. However, the descriptive terms most commonly used to analyse it have, confusingly, been inherited from the vocabulary of the very different Greek and Latin quantitative system. Thus the various English metres are named ...
by R.L. Trask
An accentual system in which the accent always falls upon the same syllable of a word, ...
by James Hastings
The accentual system is certainly dependent upon the Tiberian ; the vowel system, top, gives the impression, at least to the present writer, of less originality. The most important MS in which this system is employed is cod. Proph. post. Bab.
The accentual system deserves special mention. Cl.Gk. had three distinctive pitch accents: high (known as “acute”), low (“grave”), and contour (“circumflex”). The placement and type of accent were distinctive, as shown by such pairs as oıkoi ...
by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield
adopted word is adjusted in order to fit into the phonetic arrangements and accentual system of English. Some words remain partially or permanently in a zone of incomplete adaptation. 3 The general process of assimilation. Words that are ...
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