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Armstrong (1940:50) presents this terms as ɣeku͜o. 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.[2]
  • (Kiambu)



gĩkuũ class 7

  1. death

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  1. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  2. ^ kuũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 242. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  3. ^ 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.