平板型

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3
ばん
Grade: 3
かた > がた
Grade: 5

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 平板 (heiban, flat; monotone) +‎ (gata, type)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) ーばんがた [hèébáńgátá] (Heiban – [0])
  • IPA(key): [he̞ːbã̠ŋɡa̠ta̠]

Noun[edit]

平板型(へいばんがた) (heiban-gata

  1. (phonetics) monotone type:
    The most common pitch accent pattern in “standard” Japanese or (ひょう)(じゅん)() (hyōjungo), as used in the mass media, where no syllable is accented: the first syllable has a low pitch and all subsequent syllables have a higher, gradually lowering pitch.

Usage notes[edit]

All accent patterns in Japanese may be described as either 平板式(へいばんしき) (heiban-shiki) or ()伏式(ふくしき) (kifuku-shiki). While ()伏式(ふくしき) (kifuku-shiki) is further divided into (あたま)高型(だかがた) (atamadaka-gata), 中高型(なかだかがた) (nakadaka-gata), and ()高型(だかがた) (odaka-gata), there are no subcategories to 平板式(へいばんしき) (heiban-shiki). When contrasting with (あたま)高型(だかがた) (atamadaka-gata), 中高型(なかだかがた) (nakadaka-gata), or ()高型(だかがた) (odaka-gata), it is customary to use the word 平板型(へいばんがた) (heiban-gata) to avoid the inconsistency of comparing (がた) (-gata) with (しき) (-shiki).

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