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Pitch accent with particle も

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I'm not sure if I misheard from anime or not, but I feel like for some certain words, added mo, would change their pitch accent.

For instance,
何 and 何も... ((i.e. 何もいない)
誰 and 誰も... (i.e. 誰もいない)

This might sound like an odd question to ask. So does pitch accent change with も?
 
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何: high, low (na ni)
何も: low, high, high (na ni mo)
誰: high , low (da re)
誰も: low, high, high (da re mo)

Hopefully this makes sense.
 

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Each pitch accent in standard Japanese is;

何: accent on first syllable
何(something the speaker doesn't want to say directly): flat
何かある: accent on first syllable
何もない: flat
何も(an adverb as in 何もそんなに怒らなくても): accent on first syllable

誰: accent on first syllable
誰かいる: accent on first syllable
誰もいない: flat
誰もが驚いた: accent on first syllable
 
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Thank you for your reply, Toritoribe.

But I'm still kind of confused in exactly what kind of situation should I use a flat tone? When you are not trying to sound assertive?
Also, does this apply to other words besides 誰 and 何?
 

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The flat-type accent is applied to total negation. When used in set phrases such like the ones in the following examples or with particles other than も, flat (=0) and accent on first syllable (= 1) are both possible even for total negation. どこ and どう have the same accent pattern, too.

何もわからない (0)
何もかもわからない (0 or 1)

誰も知らない (0)
誰も彼も知らない (0 or 1)
誰もが知らない/知っている (1)

どこ (1)
どこ(に)も行かなかった (0)
どこもかしこも (0 or 1)

どう (1)
どう(に)もできない (0)
どうもこうも (0 or 1)
どうしよう?(1)
どうしようもない (0)
 
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