What determines their length ?
Why are sylables limited in length, otherwise than by the term
of expiration : and what produces their ordinary length, when
there is no obstruction to the further continuation of the sound* of
tonic and subtonic elements ?
And finalyj what prescribes the rule that alows but one acent to
a sylable ?
I shall answer these questions by fiic principles of vocal analy-
That an elemental sound, or the order of elemental sounds cale