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KambaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records utuku “night, (“Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area)) day”, listing also “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu utuku (day).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ũtukũ

  1. night

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 18–19, 42–43. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1982). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kamba Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 23, pp. 91–118.
  • Whiteley, W.H. and M.G. Muli (1962). Practical Introduction to Kamba, p. 163. London: Oxford University Press.

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records utuku as an equivalent of English day in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba utuku as its equivalent.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ũtukũ class 14 (plural matukũ)

  1. night[3][2]
  2. (in the plural) days[3]

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 18–19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  3. 3.0 3.1 ũtukũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.