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Japanese Pitch Accent

2.87MB. Updated 2021-08-23. Only supports Anki 2.1.x.


Automatically adds pitch accent information to cards. USAGE Tools → Pitch Accent → bulk 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. EXAMPLE MISC Code Issues & Suggestions NIGHT MODE In case you're using the Night Mode addon and want to reverse the colors of the pitch accent illustrations, go to Tools → Manage Note Types → <your Japanese card type> → Cards. There, in the left side middle box (Styling (shared between cards)), append the following: svg > text { fill: #fff !important; } svg > path { stroke: #fff !important; } svg > circle[r="5"] { fill: #fff !important; } svg > circle[r="3.25"] { fill: #2d2d2d !important; } CHANGELOG 2021/08/22 -- Added cancel buttons to selection dialogs. 2021/01/26 -- Added support for successive bulk adding of annotations to different fields of notes. 2020/10/05 -- Added functionality to manually add/edit/remove annotations. 2020/08/02 -- Made code compatible with new Anki 2.1.29 DB schema. 2019/09/22 -- Added support for multiple note types within a single deck.


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on 1641969148
nice extension
on 1640945492
thank you!
on 1639447346
It just works
追記 Ive use this plugin like 1000 times its so good
on 1637981065
So simple yet amazing. Thank you!
on 1636829699
I'm speechless, this addon is amazing and beyond helpful. Thank you.
on 1634051315
on 1631966884
this is 2 good
on 1629728830
A word of warning for those who consider using this addon.

The algorithm itself is all good, but Wadoku's database is just cancer.. After noticing some discrepancy with other pitch accent dictionaries I looked through this database. It turned out I've already had a bunch of experience with it on another platform, so I have something to warn you about.

Pretty often Wadoku takes Heiban verbs for Odaka (i.e. 乗る, 失う, 広がる, 広げる, etc). It might not look like a big deal, but when it comes to conjugation the differences in these two patterns start to reveal itself. I consider this a serious issue.
Less often Wadoku messes up with nouns. For some words it has no pitch accent patterns at all.

This doesn't mean I do not recommend using this addon, I just want you to be somewhat sceptical about the pitches it generates. It's always good to have several sources of information.

In case the dev would consider switching to another database, I'll leave links to Kanjium dictionary and it's accents source file. This source data is better than Wadoku's in every way. It also isn't strictly copyrighted.

Comment from author
Hi, thanks for the feedback!

I've checked the verbs you mention in the NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 which indeed lists them as heiban.

As for the alternative source of accent data you mention, the only problem I see is copyright. While Wadoku explicitly allows the free use of their data for non-commercial software (e.g. this add-on), the origin of the Kanjium accent data seems a bit fishy. To quote the repositories creator:
> [The source of the accent data is] not listed due to potential copyright issues, but it's from 2-3 legitimate sources. It is free, enjoy.

I therefore see problems with directly “shipping” the add-on with their data, but I'll see if I can convert the accents.txt file to the format the add-on uses such that people can use it as their user_pitchdb.csv (see Tools→Pitch Accent→show custom DB path).
on 1629689941
Really useful and simple add-on. Just two things:
At least in the current version that I am using, there is no way to cancel the procedure when you want to add words. When I use bulk add words and change my mind I can't cancel the operation. Clicking the 'X' just selects the field. Bit annoying but probably just a bug.

I was also wondering from where the addon gets its data. What database does it use?
Great add-on though!

Answer to comment:
Thanks a lot man! Really helpful.
Comment from author before post was edited
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I just added cancel buttons. :)

As for the database used, it's from a projekt called Wadoku (wadoku.de).
A bit more information in the GitHub repository: https://github.com/IllDepence/anki_add_pitch_plugin#notes
on 1629297577
Thank you, it's awesome!
on 1628252055
Works well
on 1625790862
on 1625433796
Really easy to use and add pitch accent to my cards. The only problem is that the bulk add option will add the pitch accent to a deck even if you click the x button on all tabs. I had to go back and bulk remove multiple times because of this.
Comment from author
Hi, thanks for the feedback. I just added cancel buttons to the dialogs and also changed the behavior such that tasks do abort when dialog windows are closed. :)
on 1623594513
Does what it says on the tin. Gets confused sometimes, however, especially with words written with kana only e.g. なる. Nothing deal-breaking, as manually editing the graphs is dead easy, but I recommend cross-checking the info it gives you with audio from actual native speakers, though I guess that's a given anyway.
on 1623282190
Love it, had to do some trial and error, but that's because tried to change its usage a little. Other than it's impeccable.
on 1623112697
Messed up the proper pitch field but the remove feature saved my deck! a must-have addon for JP learners!
on 1622751905
Followed the process as shown, but it just continually skipped through my 14K+ cards and says it can't find but more than a few hundred. Not sure why, as it's not like fields change between cards. Nice idea, but does not work consistently. Manual input might work, but it's not automatically generated. You have to enter all the info yourself.
on 1622149743
Very lost on how to get this to work with night mode. Instructions seem unclear.
on 1622062595
Nice and easy. It can't add pitch accent to sentence cards though, as far as i understand.
on 1621723089
Very nice Add On, thank you
on 1620067331
I love that this addon exists! Great job!
on 1619388524
Super useful and easy to set up. Thank you so much !
on 1616119254
This addon is fantastic!!! thank you very much for it!
I have only one problem with it: when I add it to some decks it shows normally, and other times it appears always in the first side of the card, regardless witch field I choose it to be in, does anyone knows how to solve it?
on 1615421039
This is amazing, however there's just like one major drawback. I was wondering whether the add-on would be able to ignore any (する) parts so that it could do the pitch accents for the words themselves, because I use this on desktop before transferring to mobile and can't edit it on the fly
on 1610058962
This is such a seamless and needed addition to regular studying. Accents are a daunting task late into learning the language, but having a tool that naturally adds the awareness to pitch accent in addition to the sound bytes is so handy. Thank you.
on 1609494725
Thank you! I couldn't get any other pitch accent add-on working, but yours worked flawlessly the first time. Didn't find any problems yet, will update if I encounter any. Thanks again.
on 1603492964
Just excellent. I have even the possibility to do these manually. Thank you so much, it meant so much to me.
on 1601960377
Thank you for making this.
on 1601945264
Just want to say thank you for creating this, fantastic add-on.
on 1600731263
Apparently it only worked for about half of my deck but when it does it's seemless and absolutely amazing.
on 1599904820
Good stuff. Though, some of my vocabulary did not have a pitch pattern or had the wrong reading. I'm not sure if there is a fix for those issues.
Comment from author
Glad you like it! If you know or have a way to look up the pitch accent pattern for the correct reading, there now is a button to manually set the pattern for individual cards.
on 1597255842
Very useful and convenient addon !
on 1595004148
Fantastic! This is exactly what I needed.
on 1589892261
Great, exactly what I was looking for. It works with "Japanese Support" too.
on 1588610228
Exactly what I needed, works beautifully.
on 1587242678
SO GOOD TIER, Worked perfectly for me. Could be improved a little by being able to detect formatted single word in a sentence, however cannot complain.
on 1586977922
This is such a convenient, easy add-on, especially since it can be used retroactively on cards you've already created! I really hope more people find out about it.
on 1586011259
Very simple to add on and great diagrams. I prefer this add-on over the "Japanese Pronunciation / Pitch Accent" as the accent information is much more easily digestible on the fly.
on 1581319383
Amazing! Just what I needed!
on 1576722337
will be a great support add-on together with AwesomeTTS.
Waiting for an upgrade which cover Pitch accent of a whole sentence/ phrase.
on 1569516702
UPDATE: This issue has been fixed, so I have no problems at all with this add-on now! Thanks so much for addressing this. Highly recommended.

Original review: It's a really nice concept, but too unwieldy as it is. It assumes that the pitch accent info field will be in the same place in every single card in a deck, which is not the case in mine. I'd suggest allowing it to add pitch accent based on note type as well, or on an individual card basis.
on 1567435467
Really useful and has a lot of potential.
But still needs some work before it can be used easily without issues.
on 1567366746
Very useful!