accentual system


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Noun1.accentual system - the system of accentuation used in a particular language
language system - a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
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Rather than adopting a modern phonological or accentual system of scansion, Previsic grounds his use of classical prosodic terminology in a historical treatment that seeks to account for how poetic rhythm was understood by Holderlin and his contemporaries.
Christopher Page finds neither of these pretenses satisfactory and goes further: on page 17 he states that "the view developed in this book is that spoken performances and sting performances had their own distinct traditions"; in other words, the accentual system of conductus poetry was mauled in one way ad verbum, in another ad cantum.
49-50), when in fact sof pasuq stands outside the accentual system proper, lacking its own musical motif and failing to repeat with the other [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] in doubly accented verses (e.