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|Kanji in this term|
|たか > だか
|かた > がた|
From 尾 (o, “tail (end)”) + 高 (taka, “high”) + 型 (kata, “type”), literally "(in the end the pitch is high)-form". The taka changes to daka as an instance of rendaku (連濁).And the kata changes to gata as another instance of rendaku.
- The accent pattern in Japanese in which the last syllable of the word is accented when followed by certain particles.