|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 19, 2002, 5:09|
Pavel Adamek wrote:
> Are there LLHH, HHLL words?
> Are there long vowels?
> If the answers to both questions be "no",
> the system could be described as
> pitch accent fixed at the first mora.
In Standard Japanese (assuming we are talking about Japanese), the first
two morae of a word can never be the same pitch. So, you can have, for
Long vowels are two morae. Also, the accent can only occur on the first
mora of a syllable in cases of 2-mora syllables.
The basic rules are:
1. Mark all morae high
2. Mark all morae after the accent low
3. If the second mora is high, make the first one low
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