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KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on.

NounEdit

ndundu class 9 (plural ndundu)

  1. secret talk, secret agreement
Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ndundu class 9/10 (plural ndundu)

  1. owl[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 10, 33.
  • “ndundu” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 299. Oxford: Clarendon Press.