Rising or falling intonation

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Rising or falling intonation

Post by mbridge » Fri 08.21.2009 4:48 pm

How does the stress go for the words 橋 and 箸
I'm guessing one is rising and one is falling, but which is which?

I'm also curious about 酒 and 鮭. I remember learning that one is pronounced with a rising intonation and the other with a falling intonation, but I can't remember which was which.

Also, any other homonyms I 'ought to know?

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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by NileCat » Fri 08.21.2009 5:24 pm

橋 rising
箸 falling

酒 rising
鮭 falling

Well, there are many and, to be honest, I have no idea how I can list them up. :(

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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by coco » Fri 08.21.2009 6:40 pm

Welcome to TJP forums. :)

When look up a J-J dictionary, you can find whether it's rising or not. Numbers show the accent.

For example,
箸 is 1.
橋 is 0.
Also, any other homonyms I 'ought to know?
I think it's better you learn each accent when you learn new vocabularies. :)

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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by becki_kanou » Fri 08.21.2009 7:37 pm

It's also worth noting that the intonation is often different depending on regional dialect, so if you learn 標準語 you may find the people around you accenting words differently depending on where in Japan you end up. (I think you said you were going to be in Osaka, correct? )

edit: oops I think it was someone else going to Osaka...
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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Fri 08.21.2009 10:52 pm

その麟ちゃんかっこよすぎ...
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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by becki_kanou » Fri 08.21.2009 11:01 pm

ありがとう!ほんまにかっちょええやろう? :wink:
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。

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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Fri 08.21.2009 11:22 pm

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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by becki_kanou » Fri 08.21.2009 11:33 pm

笑!正にその通り。
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
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Re: Rising or falling intonation

Post by coco » Sat 08.22.2009 6:39 pm

カメラ目線だし。(右の眉毛が渋い) :lol: 麟太朗くん、将来が楽しみ。 :D 

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