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PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ɲamo class which includes gũtũ, guka, mũguĩ, mũgwacĩ, mũtwe, rũkũ, ũta, taata (my aunt), Kariũki (man's name), etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 6 with a disyllabic stem, together with mũgwacĩ, and so on.

NounEdit

nyamũ class 9/10 (plural nyamũ)

  1. animal, beast

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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.
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1985). "A Second Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 29, 190–231.
  • “nyamũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 341. Oxford: Clarendon Press.