ũta

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See also: Uta, uta, -uta, and -uță

Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a monosyllabic stem, together with rũkũ, and so on.

Noun[edit]

ũta class 14 (plural mota)

  1. bow (for shooting)

References[edit]

  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.
  • ũta” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.