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When is 明日(あした) clearly 平板型?

Good question. Think of the following sentence: あした{LHH}、旅行に行くんだ。 You can put final particles in the middle of sentence, at any boundary between syntactic words (文節). Let's fill in ね, which inherits ...
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In which situations is it okay to exceptionally prefix いち/一 to powers of 10 (ten) which are not powers of 10000 (ten thousand)?

The situation is completely different for 10/100 and for 1000. いちじゅう【LHLLL】 and いっぴゃく【LLHHH】 are jargon used only in special contexts, and laypeople never use it. When you do have a reason to use it, ...
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Adding emphasis to "was"

You can stress た/だ (or だ in だった) to emphasize that what you're saying is in the past tense: 静かだった or 静かだった 食べてた 美しかった 飲んだ For example: 今美しいんじゃなくて、美しかったんです。 Not that she is beautiful now, but she ...
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