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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili sindano.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 11 with a trisyllabic stem.
  • (Kiambu)
  • (Murang'a, Nyeri) IPA(key): /ɕìːⁿdànɔ̀ꜜ/
The same underlying pattern as that of mũthuuri.[3]
  • (Ndia) IPA(key): /ɕìːⁿdànɔ̀/
The same underlying pattern as that of mũthuuri.[3]

NounEdit

cindano class 14 (plural macindano)[1]

  1. needle

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 “cingano” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 60. Oxford: Clarendon Press..
  2. ^ 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 Kagaya, Ryohei (1982). "Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns in Three Dialects: Murang'a, Nyeri and Ndia." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 24, 1–42.