guka

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Kikuyu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

This u is pronounced long.[1]
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ɲamo class which includes nyamũ, gũtũ, mũguĩ, mũgwacĩ, mũtwe, rũkũ, ũta, taata (my aunt), Kariũki (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.

Noun[edit]

guka class 1

  1. my grandfather

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “guka” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 122. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  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.
  4. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1985). "A Second Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 29, 190–231.
  • Barlow, A. Ruffell (1960). Studies in Kikuyu Grammar and Idiom, p. 262.