Although this pattern does not hold absolutely, the fact remains that we may in Avestan see the reflexes of two accentually
and syntactically distinct formations, which cannot be distinguished on the basis of form alone because accentuation, or at least the marking of it, has been lost.
For example, in the 1st and 2nd plural past forms the final vowels do not change into reduced, but still they cannot be stressed, and thus they should be considered accentually
After composing what is clearly an accentual-syllabic poem; after hinting that it quantitatively approximates a classical meter; and after marking it accentually
, Tennyson said: "Let it be read straight like prose and it will come all right" (Works, 1:764n).