Accent is where different syllables of a word take on a high or low pitch. The pitch accent of a word determines its meaning. The point where the pitch changes from high to low is important. First example, the English words rain and candy and both written as “ame”. However, rain is pronounced high low, with the first syllable, “a” having a high pitch and the second syllable “me” having a low pitch. In contrast, candy is pronounced with a low-high pitch accent. The first syllable “a” has a low pitch, and the second syllable “me” has a high pitch. There are various ways used to express pitch accent, but we will use the symbol "˥" to denote a fall in pitch.