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高低アクセント. Changes in pitch associated with a particular word. Does not include changes in pitch due to intonation.

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Word lists/sources for pitch accent in Middle Japanese

Is there anywhere I can find a list of words and what their reconstructed pitches were in Middle Japanese? Or especially what words we have tone dot information on (with a preference for the oldest ...
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Pitch accent in combination with the を particle

I learnt that a word like 花 (はな) is of pitch pattern (2), i.e. with a drop after the last mora in case it is followed by a particle. Yet, when I hear people use a word like this is combination with ...
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How to tell if a word is 平板式 or 起伏式

I am a beginner learner. Every time I see a new word, I wonder if its pitch accent is 平板型, 頭高型, 中高型, or 尾高型. Looking up at a dictionary is always helpful, but sometimes not convenient. Is there any ...