Pitch Accent


Hi everyone,

I've been slowly but surely going through my Japanese vocabulary and correcting how I pronounce words.

My question has to do with how to pronounce words when they are combined together. For example, 電話 is flat (de-N-WA), while 番号 (ba-N-GO-u) has the accent on the third mora. However, 電話番号 is pronounced de-N-WA-BA-n-go-u.

Is there some sort of logic to how pitch accent changes when two words are combined? Or is this random and just something you have to pick up and memorize?
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