In other respects verse-members with a secondary accent obey the same laws as those with a primary accent.
The rhyme of victory and eternally is not very desirable, because both the rhyming syllables bear only a secondary accent.
Words of this class, not compounded, are comparatively rare, but compounds with secondary accent are frequent.
Here sr-vic- is trisyllabic, with a secondary accent on the last syllable.
In no case is an unaccented syllable or even a syllable with a secondary accent allowed to take part in the alliteration.
This secondary accent can count as one of the four rhythmic accents of the line, e.g.
Words of more than four syllables, generally have a secondary accent on the fifth, as in t-ith-tis-chi-h-no, valley.
In compound measures the secondary accent is marked by a beat almost as strong as that given the primary accent.
In words like semliste, otrydre, the secondary accent was stronger than at present, especially when the final -e was sounded.
The rhythmical value of these syllables with secondary accent is not always the same.