Automatically adds pitch accent information to cards. The authoritative reference for Japanese pitch accent on proper nouns would be NHK’s Japanese pronunciation accent dictionary. Absolutely, you can use it dai… Also, you can easily find opposite words, Japanese counter suffix, Japanese surname and so on. The source for these dictionaries is the Daijirin (Japanese-Japanese) dictionary from Sanseido. To explain a bit on the key, 0 represents the word is pronounced in monotone, without pitch accent. Japanese accent is mapped onto actual tonal (or F0) patterns. OJAD is an online dictionary for Japanese language learners and teachers. The examples in (1) illustrate the lexical contrast based on the presence vs. absence of pitch accent.4 Caption: My own well-used copy of the NHK Japanese Language Pronunciation and Accent Dictionary. After 10 years of studying Japanese, the aspect of the language that continues to captivate me the most is pitch accent.Although it may seem intimidating at first, pitch accent is a rich and fascinating component of the Japanese language, and learning about it can be extremely rewarding. You can search for the Tokyo dialect accent, and you can also search for kanji's meaning. ), please submit a pull request! This becomes more complicated, as the placement of the pitch accent doesn't just affect the mora that's accented. 1 means the pitch rises on the first syllable (or kana character). So watch out for that. あ め  【天】 For example, using bold for high pitches: いま (今) - "now" いま (居間) - "living room" Comparing Japanese Pitch Accent Phonology This resource may be used for independent study of Japanese, and training of Japanese prosody in Japanese language or Japanese teacher training classes. This is why Japanese is considered to be a pitch-tone language, half way between tonal languages and stressed languages. ^_^ Anyway, according to online videos (1, 2), the pitch accent of 頭高型 is あたまだかがた【LHHHHHH】. While you're at it, please make sure that your material focuses on the Tokyo/standard japanese dialect. Japanese uses pitch accent, where every mora can either be pronounced with a high or low pitch. JAccent is an offline Japanese accent dictionary for Japanese teachers and learners. The second variation of pitch accent is when the pitch accent is placed on any mora other than the first. Also, it may be use as a reference for the accents of the Tokyo dialect for native speakers. When talking about pronunciation, 'pitch accent' just means 'a rapid movement in pitch', like a slap by the pitch. First, setting aside the precise phonetic realizations, Japanese makes lexical contrasts in terms of pitch accent in two ways: (i) presence vs. absence, and (ii) if present, location. Ordinary native Japanese speakers usually have no idea about what 頭高型 means, so it's not surprising to me if it is not listed in an accent dictionary. Stressed syllables in English generally carry a 'pitch accent' (a pitch movement) but this is different from the pitch accent system in Japanese. Similarly, 2 means pitch rise on the second, 3 on third, etc. Not all dictionaries will indicate this, but pitch accent is certainly important, because it can make the difference between different words. Japanese pitch accent resources If you know a resource not mentioned in here or can improve this list in a different way (adding descriptions to the links, etc. USAGE Tools → Pitch Accent → add Choose a deck Select the field containing the Japanese expression Select the field containing the reading Select the field to which the pitch accent info will be added Done To manually add, edit, or remove annotations, use the card editor's 'set pitch accent' button.