|Kanji in this term|
|たか > だか
|かた > がた|
Compound of 中高 (nakadaka, “middle high”) + 型 (kata, “form”), in reference to one of the middle morae of the word having the accent, followed by the downstep. The kata changes to gata as an instance of rendaku (連濁).
- a pitch accent pattern in Japanese where the first mora is low pitch, then the pitch is high until the accented mora, followed by an immediate downstep with the remaining syllables having low pitch