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Rule. Unaccented words or syllables immediately preceding the penultimate accent are sung to RE. Accented words or syllables immediately preceding the penultimate accent are sung to FA. The penultimate accent itself is also sung to FAy as is also the final syll­able or a monosyllabic word, and the syllables in be­tween these two are sung to MI. Hebrew words of three or more syllables, and Latin words of more than three syllables, have only one accent, unless they come at the end of the Mediation.
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