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- This i is pronounced long.
- As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ðiimbo class which includes thimbũ, thani, itũũra (pl. matũũra), kĩratũ, mũbira, mwatũka, etc. Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 8 with a disyllabic stem, together with matũũra, thani, kiuga, and so on.
gĩthitũ class 7 (plural ithitũ)
- ^ “gĩthitũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 518. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- ^ 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.