- This ĩ is pronounced long.
- As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩhengere, kĩariũngũ, and so on.
- Armstrong (1940:52) records that this term has the same tonal pattern as mũceere, mbarathi, ndũrũme, mũthanga, and Mũthũngũ in isolation.
- (Kabete) The same underlying pattern as that of thimiti.
- (Limuru) As for Tonal Class, Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including gĩcũhĩ, gĩkorora, kĩgokora, mũceere, mũgathĩ, mũgogo (pl. mĩgogo), mũgoma, mũirĩtu, mbarĩki, ndagitari, ngirathi, njohero, njũi, rĩithori (pl. maithori), ũnyiinyi, and so on.
mũirĩtu class 1 (plural airĩtu)
- kairĩtu class 12
- ^ “mũirĩtu” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- Kagaya, Ryohei (1981). "An Analysis of Tonal Classification of Noun in the Kabete Dialect of Kikuyu", pp. 7, 9. In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22.