mwana

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Chichewa[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mwaná class 1 (plural aná class 2)

  1. child

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Kikuyu[edit]

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. Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including ikara, ikinya, itimũ, kanitha (pl. makanitha),kiugo, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũkonyo, mũrata, mbembe, mbũri, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ (pl. nĩmĩ), ũhoro (pl. mohoro), and so on.[1] Clements (1984) classifies this term into “HL class” corresponding to Armstrong's mbori class and Benson's disyllabic 3, together with mũgeka, mũrata, and Kamau.[2]

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural ciana)[3]

  1. child

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Clements, George N. (1984). "Principles of tone assignment in Kikuyu." In Clements, G.N. and J.A. Goldsmith (eds.) Autosegmental studies in Bantu tone, pp. 281–339. Dordrecht: Mouton de Gruyter; Foris Publications. ISBN 90 70176 97 1
  3. ^ mwana” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 10. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mugu, Muturi Anthony (2014). Antonymy in Gĩkũyũ: a cognitive semantics approach, pp. 28, 48.

Lingala[edit]

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural bana)

  1. child

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

mwana class 1 (plural wana)

  1. child

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Luganda omwana.

Noun[edit]

mwana (m-wa class, plural wana)

  1. child (a male or female child; a son or daughter)
  2. In compounds, someone who does or has a relation to something.

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