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(2). If the last word be a Hebrew word of only two syllables, and an unaccented word precede, then this latter receives an accent,
(3). If the last word be accented in its first syllable, and an unaccented word of two or more syllables precede, then this latter receives an accent, e.g. super eum.
(4). If the last word be of four syllables of which the penultimate is unaccented; or of three syllables of which the penultimate is accented, then the preced­ing unaccented word receives an accent, e.g. cum princlpibus;
(5). If the last Latin word be of five syllables of which the penultimate is unaccented; or of four syllables of which the penultimate is accented; or if it be a Hebrew word of at least three syllables; then the second syllable before the last accent receives an ad­ventitious accent, e.g. Jerusalem.
(6). If two monosyllables are at the end, then the accent of the third word from the end shall be con­sidered the penultimate accent; and if this word be of itself an unaccented word, then it shall receive an adventitious accent, e.g.
III. In Dominican chant, the last syllable of a word never receives an adventitious accent.
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