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Kalo Finnish RomaniEdit

Kalo Finnish Romani cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : enja
    Ordinal : enjato

EtymologyEdit

From Greek εννιά (enniá), from Ancient Greek ἐννέα (ennéa), from Proto-Hellenic *ennéwə, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. Cognates include Hindi नौ (nau).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

enja

  1. nine

KikuyuEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Hinde (1904) records kuenja as an equivalent of English dig in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba kuendzema and “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba kuenza as its equivalents.[1]

VerbEdit

enja (infinitive kwenja)

  1. to dig[2]
    kwenja marima - to dig holes

Etymology 2Edit

Hinde (1904) records kuinja as an equivalent of English shave in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba gumwendza as its equivalent.[3]

VerbEdit

enja (infinitive kwenja)

  1. to shave[2]
    kwenja nderu - to shave beards
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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 Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 32, 228.
  3. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 52–53. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, pp. 360–361. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).