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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili tofali.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ìtùɾùβà(ː)ɾè(ꜜ)/
According to Benson (1964) and Yukawa (1981:109), this a is pronounced long.
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a tetrasyllabic stem.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

iturubarĩ class 5 (plural maturubarĩ)

  1. brick

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ itubarĩ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 465. 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.