See also: NGI, ngi-, and -ngĩ

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ngi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of き゚
  2. Rōmaji transcription of キ゚

KhasiEdit

PronounEdit

ngi

  1. first person plural personal pronoun: we, us
    Ngin ïarap ïa phi.We will help you.
    Ka Rin ka la ai ka kot ïa ngi.Rin gave us a book.

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records ingi and ingishi as equivalents of English fly in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba ingi, “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba inji, and Swahili inzi (pl. mainzi) as their equivalents[1].

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a monosyllabic stem, together with mũri, ngo, and so on.

NounEdit

ngi class 9/10 (plural ngi)

  1. fly (insect)

Derived termsEdit

(Proverbs)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 24–25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  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.
  • “ngi” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.