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

Also, 〜までには

  • 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

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  • forgive my ignorance, but is から considered a particle? – Felipe Oliveira Jun 9 '17 at 20:47
  • So in には, the に is accented. Do we have a succession of accented particles for the longer sequences? – Joel Jun 9 '17 at 21:22
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    @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 '17 at 22:10

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