Definition of Accentual system

1. Noun. The system of accentuation used in a particular language.

Exact synonyms: Prosodic System
Generic synonyms: Language System



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accentual System

accent
accent acute
accent grave
accent mark
accent marks
accented
accenting
accentless
accentlessly
accentlessness
accentor
accentors
accents
accentuable
accentual
accentual system (current term)
accentuality
accentually
accentuate
accentuated
accentuates
accentuating
accentuation
accentuations
accentuator
accentuators
accept
accept service
acceptabilities
acceptability

Literary usage of Accentual system

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1. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"... to the older and more natural accentual system »f prosody instead of preserving the artificial and unpopular distinct ions of syllabic quantity. ..."

2. A Grammar of Oscan and Umbrian: With a Collection of Inscriptions and a Glossary by Carl Darling Buck (1904)
"The Latin accentual system, based on the quantity of the penult, is comparatively late, having been preceded by a system, dating from the Italic period, ..."

3. Ancient Mineralogy; Or, An Inquiry Respecting Mineral Substances Mentioned by Nathaniel Fish Moore (1834)
"... and that such observance of them will consist with a respect for quantity ; while the opposite party is of opinion, that the accentual system, ..."

4. Lectures on the Greek Language and Literature by Nathaniel Fish Moore (1835)
"The first person who seriously called in question the correctness of the present accentual system, was Isaac Vossius; who . in a work “De Cantu ..."

5. Evangelical Christendom: Christian Work and the News of the Churches by Evangelical Alliance (1861)
"The study of the accentual system has not been neglected by many great scholars ... As Mr. Davidson says, the accentual system "is simply the synagogal deli ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of Hebrew: Containing Grammar Exercises and by Joseph Thomas Lawrence Maggs (1894)
"The Hebrew accentual system is of great complexity, but of its simpler outlines some ... The accentual system has been described as "simply the synagogal ..."

7. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1861)
"... and an accurate acquaintance with the importance of the accentual system, as supplementary to that of the vowels, will often be found serviceable to the ..."

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