Double particles certainly occur in Japanese, but do triple particles ever occur? And if so, what is their pitch pattern?
Off the top of my head, I can think of 〜からには
- かれがここへ着くまでには仕事を終えているでしょう → I will finish my job by the time he gets here
*Example sentence taken from スーパー大辞林 in macOS Sierra 10.12
forgive my ignorance, but is から considered a particle? Jun 9, 2017 at 20:47
So in には, the に is accented. Do we have a succession of accented particles for the longer sequences?– JoelJun 9, 2017 at 21:22
2@FelipeOliveira Yes. 明鏡国語辞典 says the から in the phrase ～から(に)は is a 接続助詞(conjunctive particle). (Basically から as "from" is a case particle/格助詞, and から as "because" is a conjunctive particle)– Chocolate ♦Jun 9, 2017 at 22:10