Japanese Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
たか > だか
Grade: 2
かた > がた
Grade: 5

Etymology Edit

Compound of 尾高 (odaka, tail high) +‎ (kata, form), in reference to the last mora of the word (the "tail") having the accent, followed by a downstep.[1] The kata changes to gata as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation Edit

  • (Tokyo) だかがた [òdákágátá] (Heiban – [0])
  • IPA(key): [o̞da̠ka̠ɡa̠ta̠]

Noun Edit

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()(だか)(がた) (odakagataをだかがた (wodakagata)?

  1. a pitch accent pattern in Japanese where the first mora is low pitch, then the pitch is high until the final and accented mora, followed by an immediate downstep with any following particle or other unaccented word having low pitch

See also Edit

References Edit

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