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has departed from the right note, then this should be restored by the cantor at a favourable opportunity, or by the hebdo-madarian, or versicularian, when reciting a Chapter or a Prayer, or when giving out a versicle or new psalm, etc.
LIQUESCENT NEUMS
A syllable which ends with the semi-note of what is called a liquescent neum (see page 8) is made, by its means, to melt, as it were, into the syllable immediately following. Its smallness is not a sign of the shortness of its duration, but of the lightness or softness of its production.
If the liquescent be absent and the note be finished with a small line only, e.g.*
then only one note is to be sung, but the double vowel sound [e.g. autem, ejus), or
* This note seems to be peculiar to Dominican books.
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