mwario

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Kikuyu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from kwaria (to speak).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mwà(ː)ɾiɔ̀ꜜ/, /moàɾiɔ̀ꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)
  • (Nyeri) Ford (1975:61) claims that the a is pronounced long.[3]

Noun[edit]

mwario class 3 (plural mĩario)

  1. way of speaking, manner of speaking
    Synonym: rwario

Related terms[edit]

(Nouns)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mwario” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 16. Oxford: Clarendon 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.
  3. ^ Ford, K. C. (1975). "The Tones of Nouns in Kikuyu." In Studies in African Linguistics, Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 49–64.