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Pitch Accent and Kanji Help

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RE: Pitch Accent and Kanji Help

Postby MenomaMinx » Thu 06.30.2005 9:49 pm

Gakusha,

That problem with h sounding like s is a regional accent -- an obscure one at that. I found this out when another software program {made by the infamous topic entertainment, a company that should be avoided at almost all costs} pronounced hibito as something that sounded like "stub your toe". After stumping many people I was finally able to locate somebody who knew what was going on. He explained to me that this particular accent is only used by people from a very small part of Japan {whose name I can't remember}.

Also, just this morning I found this web site, which has a fascinating article on pitch accent:


http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~hasegawa/ ... ccent.html
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RE: Pitch Accent and Kanji Help

Postby Gakusha » Thu 06.30.2005 11:36 pm

That's a helpful article, arigatou. But it's kind of weird how the last 3 words of each line are repeated as the first 3 words of the next.
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