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KambaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records mukonyo as an equivalent of English navel, listing also “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu mukonyo etc. as their equivalents.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mũkonyo

  1. navel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 42–43. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Clements, George N. and Kevin C. Ford (1979). "Kikuyu Tone Shift and Its Synchronic Consequences", p. 188. In Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 179–210.

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records mukonyo, lulila and kikonya as equivalents of English navel in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba mukonyo as their equivalent.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

mũkonyo class 3 (plural mĩkonyo)

  1. navel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 42–43. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Clements, George N. and Kevin C. Ford (1979). "Kikuyu Tone Shift and Its Synchronic Consequences", p. 188. In Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 179–210.
  3. ^ 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.
  • konyo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 230. Oxford: Clarendon Press.