ũhoro

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Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into mbori class which includes mbũri, ikinya (pl. makinya), itimũ, kĩhaato, maguta, mbembe, mũgeka, mũrata, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ, Kamau (man's name), etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including bũrũri (pl. mabũrũri), ikara, ikinya, itimũ, kanitha (pl. makanitha), kiugo, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũkonyo, mũrata, mwana, mbembe, mbũri, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ (pl. nĩmĩ), and so on.[2]

Noun[edit]

ũhoro class 14 (plural mohoro)

  1. news[1][3][4], account, discourse, words, affair, matter[3][4], subject[4], theme, topic
    ũhoro wa - about, concerning[3]
    kũhe ũhoro (wa) - to tell (about)[3]
    kũhoya ũhoro[5] - to ask for information
    kũhoya ũhoro wa[5] - to ask for account of
    Synonym: ndeto

Derived terms[edit]

(Proverbs)

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

ũhoro class 14

  1. peace, well-being[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, pp. 24, 90, 239.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ũhoro” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 164. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  5. 5.0 5.1 “hoya” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 165. Oxford: Clarendon Press.