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KikuyuEdit

PronunciationEdit

The sequence -tia is treated like -CV (Yukawa 1981: 95).[1]
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ŋgoko class which includes ngũkũ, hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), kĩng'ang'i, maitũ (my mother), mbogo, mũkanda, mũthĩgi, nduka, ngingo, rũthanju, Wambũgũ (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), itumbĩ (pl. matumbĩ), kĩeha, kĩng'ang'i, mũhikania, mũhũmũ, mũkanda, mbica, nduka, ngingo, ngũkũ, rũthanju, tombo, and so on.[1]

NounEdit

ihĩtia class 5 (plural mahĩtia)

  1. fault, error

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. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  • ihĩtia” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.