What is accentual value?
"Accentual value" is a term that floated around the schools and neighborhoods I grew up in... back home, were many Hispanic (Latin Americans) friends and peers. We had to mix tongue (so to speak
) to get a ra'pore, then a friendship. It's was a blessing of the spirit of our locale. I'm sure other neighborhoods have experienced the same thing. Social studies and language arts in school at first, had me wondering why I was there...., considering I was born and raised English, you know I could talk real good already. But as time went on (tic-toc) in social settings, if we wanted to mingle and converse, we didn't mind splitting tongues, that's the way it worked, accentual value was something that held our trust in one another. "It denotes tones the heart and bowels listen to, with the utmost attention"*. It's not a one way signal, it always transmits and it is always received in every direction.
That's my definition, if someone has another I would love to hear it.... please do tell. Seems like some older books had some info on it, but it must be lost or mishandled information.