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KikuyuEdit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ŋgoko class which includes ngũkũ, hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), kĩng'ang'i, maitũ (my mother), mbogo, mũthĩgi, nduka, ngingo, rũthanju, Wambũgũ (man's name), etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), itumbĩ (pl. matumbĩ), kĩeha, kĩng'ang'i, mũhikania, mũhũmũ, mbica, nduka, ngingo, ngũkũ, rũthanju, tombo, and so on.[2]

NounEdit

mũkanda class 3 (plural mĩkanda)

  1. rope
    Synonym: mũhĩndo

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.
  • kanda” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.