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KikuyuEdit

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

ngiria class 9/10 (plural ngiria)

  1. silence[2]
  2. loud-chirruping cricket[2]
  3. cicada[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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 “ngiria” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 309. Oxford: Clarendon Press.