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KikuyuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kèɾòːmǐ/, /kèɾòːmìꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into mote class which includes mũtĩ, gĩkwa (pl. ikwa), gĩthaka, kĩnya, mũcinga, mũgate, mũhaka, mũrũthi, njagĩ, njohi, nyũmba, etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including gĩkwa (pl. ikwa), ithangũ (pl. mathangũ), kiugũ, kĩboko, kĩgunyũ, kĩnya, kĩroboto, mbogo, mũcinga, mũgate, mũhaka, mũrangi, mũrũthi, ndaraca, ndirica, njohi, nyũmba, thĩ, and so on.[3] Clements (1984) classifies this term into “LH class” corresponding to Armstrong's mote class and – contrary to what he has actually sorted into – Benson's disyllabic 2, together with mũgate.[4]

NounEdit

kĩrũũmi class 7 (plural irũũmi)

  1. serval (cat)[1][5][6] (Leptailurus serval)
  2. cheetah[2][4][3] (Acinonyx jubatus)

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (serval): (melanistic one) thimba

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, p. 257.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Clements, George N. (1984). "Principles of tone assignment in Kikuyu." In Clements, G.N. and J.A. Goldsmith (eds.) Autosegmental studies in Bantu tone, pp. 281–339. Dordrecht: Mouton de Gruyter; Foris Publications. →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 rũũmi” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 422. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  6. ^ Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. I, p. 449. →ISBN
  7. ^ Stevenson, Marion S. (1927). "Specimens of Kikuyu Proverbs," p. 241. In Festschrift Meinhof: Sprachwissenschaftliche und andere Studien, pp. 241–246. Hamburg: Kommissionverlag von L. Friederichsen & Co.
  8. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan (1977). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume III Part A (Carnivores), p. 396. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. →ISBN
  9. ^ "cheetah" in Barlow, A. Ruffell (1975). English-Kikuyu dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Benson (1964), op. cit..
  11. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 9.