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Rule: The TERMINATION begins on the penul­timate accent (natural or adventitious) and the last accent is sung to the Dominant, DO. Syllables between these two accents are sung to the notes DO and SI if there be two syllables; if there be three syllables two are on DO and one on SI; but if there be only one syl­lable, it is sung to.SI. Syllables which follow the last accent are sung to LA. (cf. Rule at end of First Tone).
SIXTH TONE
Intonation         Dominant              Inflexion *t
Rule: The MEDIATION of this tone is exactly the same as that of the first tone, (p. 39).
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