ngũkũma

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 11 with a trisyllabic stem.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

ngũkũma class 9/10 (plural ngũkũma)

  1. tick

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 60–61. 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.
  • “ngũkũma” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 317. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, p. 33.