TUFS Language Modules


For verbs which are unaccented, they remain unaccented in both te and nai forms. However, these unaccented verbs become accented when they are in their naide forms, with the accent nucleus on na. Similarly, when unaccented words are in their masu forms, they become accented words with their accent nucleus on ma. Take iku (go) as an example. The accent patterns are as follows: ‘iku (いく ), itte (いって って), ikanai (いかない かな), ikanaide (いかないで かないで), ikimasu (いきます きま)’.