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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a verb kũgũrũka.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mũgũrũki class 1 (plural agũrũki)

  1. madman, lunatic, maniac

Related termsEdit

(Nouns)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gũrũki” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 130. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Kagaya, Ryohei (1981). "An Analysis of Tonal Classification of Noun in the Kabete Dialect of Kikuyu." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 1–20.
  3. ^ Kagaya, Ryohei (1982). "Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns in Three Dialects: Murang'a, Nyeri and Ndia." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 24, 1–42.
  4. ^ 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.