ngitĩ

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See also: ngiti

Kamba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records ngiti of “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) as equivalents of English dog, listing also “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu ngiti as its equivalent.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • tonal pattern: HL[2]

Noun[edit]

ngitĩ (plural ngitĩ)

  1. dog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 18–19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1982). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kamba Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 23, pp. 91–118.

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records kui and ngiti as equivalents of English dog in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba ngiti as its equivalent.[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) IPA(key): /ŋɡìtě/
Yukawa (1981) classified this term into a group including mũka, mwĩrĩ, kĩroboto, nyũmba, etc.[2] and Yukawa (1985) merges these to another group including kahiũ, mũtĩ, and so on.[3]

Noun[edit]

ngitĩ class 9/10 (plural ngitĩ)

  1. dog
    Synonym: ngui

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 18–19. 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.
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1985). "A Second Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 29, 190–231.
  • “ngitĩ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 310. Oxford: Clarendon Press.