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Accentual System

Definition of the noun accentual system

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  1. the system of accentuation used in a particular language

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

An accentual system in which the accent always falls upon the same syllable of a word, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible: Volume IV: (Part II: Shimrath -- Zuzim) (2004)

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.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

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 ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

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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