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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

gĩĩko class 7 (plural ciĩko)

  1. cobra[2][3][1]
    Synonym: nduĩra

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Swahili kiko.[2]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, igoti, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[4] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.

NounEdit

gĩĩko class 7 (plural ciĩko)

  1. tobacco pipe[4][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ĩko” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 198. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  3. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).