Some articles on accent, rising accent, rising:
... length distinctions on vowels, based on the standard notation in Serbo-Croatian Acute accent ( á ) A long rising accent, originating from the Balto-Slavic "acute ... Grave accent ( à ) A short rising accent ... and developed from the shortening of the original acute (long rising) tone ...
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