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- As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ɲamo class which includes nyamũ, gũtũ, guka, mũguĩ, mũgwacĩ, mũtwe, rũkũ, ũta, taata (“my aunt”), Kariũki (“man's name”), etc. Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a monosyllabic stem, together with rũkũ, and so on.
- (Kiambu) Yukawa (1981, 1985) classifies this term into a group including guka, ngwacĩ, nyamũ, kanyamũ, ruo, taata (“aunt”), gũtũ, mũtwe, and so on.
ũta class 14 (plural mota)
- bow (for shooting)
- ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
- ^ 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.
- ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1985). "A Second Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 29, 190–231.
- “ũta” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.