This resource may be used for independent study of Japanese, and training of Japanese prosody in Japanese language or Japanese teacher training classes. The second variation of pitch accent is when the pitch accent is placed on any mora other than the first. The examples in (1) illustrate the lexical contrast based on the presence vs. absence of pitch accent.4 1 means the pitch rises on the first syllable (or kana character). JAccent is an offline Japanese accent dictionary for Japanese teachers and learners. Similarly, 2 means pitch rise on the second, 3 on third, etc. Stressed syllables in English generally carry a 'pitch accent' (a pitch movement) but this is different from the pitch accent system in Japanese. Automatically adds pitch accent information to cards. OJAD is an online dictionary for Japanese language learners and teachers. First, setting aside the precise phonetic realizations, Japanese makes lexical contrasts in terms of pitch accent in two ways: (i) presence vs. absence, and (ii) if present, location. Japanese pitch accent resources If you know a resource not mentioned in here or can improve this list in a different way (adding descriptions to the links, etc. So watch out for that. When talking about pronunciation, 'pitch accent' just means 'a rapid movement in pitch', like a slap by the pitch. The authoritative reference for Japanese pitch accent on proper nouns would be NHK’s Japanese pronunciation accent dictionary. Not all dictionaries will indicate this, but pitch accent is certainly important, because it can make the difference between different words. The source for these dictionaries is the Daijirin (Japanese-Japanese) dictionary from Sanseido. Also, you can easily find opposite words, Japanese counter suffix, Japanese surname and so on. For example, using bold for high pitches: いま (今) - "now" いま (居間) - "living room" Absolutely, you can use it dai… USAGE Tools → Pitch Accent → add Choose a deck Select the field containing the Japanese expression Select the field containing the reading Select the field to which the pitch accent info will be added Done To manually add, edit, or remove annotations, use the card editor's 'set pitch accent' button. You can search for the Tokyo dialect accent, and you can also search for kanji's meaning. This is why Japanese is considered to be a pitch-tone language, half way between tonal languages and stressed languages. Japanese uses pitch accent, where every mora can either be pronounced with a high or low pitch. あ め  【天】 Japanese accent is mapped onto actual tonal (or F0) patterns. This becomes more complicated, as the placement of the pitch accent doesn't just affect the mora that's accented. Caption: My own well-used copy of the NHK Japanese Language Pronunciation and Accent Dictionary. ^_^ To explain a bit on the key, 0 represents the word is pronounced in monotone, without pitch accent. ), please submit a pull request! Comparing Japanese Pitch Accent Phonology After 10 years of studying Japanese, the aspect of the language that continues to captivate me the most is pitch accent.Although it may seem intimidating at first, pitch accent is a rich and fascinating component of the Japanese language, and learning about it can be extremely rewarding. While you're at it, please make sure that your material focuses on the Tokyo/standard japanese dialect. Also, it may be use as a reference for the accents of the Tokyo dialect for native speakers. Ordinary native Japanese speakers usually have no idea about what 頭高型 means, so it's not surprising to me if it is not listed in an accent dictionary. Anyway, according to online videos (1, 2), the pitch accent of 頭高型 is あたまだかがた【LHHHHHH】.