igoti

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records igotti as an equivalent of English neck (nape of) in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba ikoti, and Swahili ukosi and kikosi as its equivalents.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into moondo class which includes mũndũ, huko, igego, inooro, irigũ, irũa, kĩbaata, kĩmũrĩ, kũgũrũ, mũciĩ, mũgeni, mũri, mwaki (fire), ndaka, ndigiri, njagathi, njogu, Mũrĩmi (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

igoti class 5 (plural magoti)

  1. back of neck[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 42–43. Cambridge: Cambridge University 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. ^ Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 11, 34.
  • “igoti” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.