頭高型

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あたま
Grade: 2
たか > だか
Grade: 2
かた > がた
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From ‎(head (beginning)) +‎ ‎(high) +‎ ‎(form), literally "(in the beginning the pitch is high)-form".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

頭高型 ‎(hiragana あたまだかがた, romaji atamadakagata)

  1. The pitch accent pattern in Japanese where the first syllable is accented; i.e., the first syllable has high pitch and all subsequent syllables have low pitch, for example in the word (, au).

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