kĩande

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records kiande as an equivalent of English shoulder in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)
  • (Limuru) IPA(key): /keàⁿdɛ́/
As for Tonal Class, Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), itumbĩ (pl. matumbĩ), kĩeha, kĩng'ang'i, mũhikania, mũhũmũ, mũkanda, mbica, nduka, ngingo, ngũkũ, rũthanju, tombo, and so on.[2]

Noun[edit]

kĩande class 7 (plural ciande)

  1. shoulder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 52–53. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  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.
  • ande” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 12. Oxford: Clarendon Press.