I just found this incredibly useful resource online. http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/
It looks pretty neat and is extremely detailed. It even has the masculine and feminine versions of pitch accent. And every word also has audio pronunciation for both versions.
Have a gander at the example below!
I saw this resource mentioned somewhere last month, but forgot all about it. But it ses very useful. I can never make myself do different pitch patterns consistently, so repeating these words a bunch might help me develop a feel for it.
Took me a minute to figure it out, so thought I’d mention it: you can click on the female and male buttons below the words to activate sound.
Good one, added it to the main post.
Yep, this is a nice one. I usually only use the “Suzuki-kun” feature of this web page, though. http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/eng/phrasing/index
It generates pitch curves for whole accent phrases, which is pretty cool. It’s rare that it’s wrong.
My teacher recommends we use that when preparing for presentations!
That sounds painful. I use it every day, but only for smaller pieces and phrases I’m unsure of. Hopefully we’ll be able to internalize pronunciation sooner or later!
There are a lot of audio files that do not play. This one, for example. I wish this resource was fully functional.
Hmm, I see. I think it’s still in the process of being completed, since it is a project by a university in Tokyo. I’m sure the missing audio will be added in the future.
I hope you’re right! My guess is that it’s been mostly completed, but they haven’t updated or maintained the files in working order.
Do those words work in the suzuki-kun feature?
I’ve been using this for my iKnow sentences (I do those a bit in between my WK reps of hell!) It’s pretty good for sentences and defo helps me get my ear in a bit better on where to stress. My Japanese pronunciation sucks so this is helping me. I also screen shot it and plonk it into Anki decks as a reminder. Going forward, I hope all Japanese learning materials can build one in.
This topic was automatically closed 365 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.