|Kanji in this term|
|たか > だか
|かた > がた|
Compound of 尾高 (odaka, “tail high”) + 型 (kata, “form”), in reference to the last mora of the word (the "tail") having the accent, followed by a 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 final and accented mora, followed by an immediate downstep with any following particle or other unaccented word having low pitch