Japanese edit

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

Etymology edit

Compound of (atama, head; start) +‎ (taka, high) +‎ (kata, form), in reference to the first mora of the word (the "head") having the highest pitch.[1] The taka changes to daka as an instance of rendaku (連濁), and similarly the kata changes to gata as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Tokyo) たまだかがた [àtámádákágátá] (Heiban – [0])
  • IPA(key): [a̠ta̠ma̠da̠ka̠ɡa̠ta̠]

Noun edit

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(あたま)(だか)(がた) (atamadakagata

  1. a pitch accent pattern in Japanese where the first mora is high, followed by an immediate downstep: the first syllable has high pitch and all subsequent syllables have low pitch

See also edit

References edit

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