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KikuyuEdit

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, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

mũciĩ class 3 (plural mĩciĩ)

  1. homestead
  2. household, home
  3. village[3]
    Synonym: itũũra

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  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.
  3. ^ Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, p. 233.