Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1
たか > だか
Grade: 2
かた > がた
Grade: 5

Etymology edit

Compound of 中高 (nakadaka, middle high) +‎ (kata, form), in reference to one of the middle morae of the word having the accent, followed by the downstep.[1] The kata changes to gata as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Tokyo) かだかがた [nàkádákágátá] (Heiban – [0])
  • IPA(key): [na̠ka̠da̠ka̠ɡa̠ta̠]

Noun edit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

(なか)(だか)(がた) (nakadakagata

  1. a pitch accent pattern in Japanese where the first mora is low pitch, then the pitch is high until the accented mora, followed by an immediate downstep with the remaining syllables having low pitch

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ 中高型”, in デジタル大辞泉 [Digital Daijisen]‎[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, updated roughly every four months