njohero

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a verb kuoha.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩgokora, mbarĩki, thimiti, and so on.

  • (Kiambu)
  • (Limuru) IPA(key): /ᶮdʑɔ̀hɛ́ɾɔ̀/
As for Tonal Class, Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including gĩcũhĩ, gĩkorora, kĩgokora, mũceere, mũgathĩ, mũgogo (pl. mĩgogo), mũgoma, mũirĩtu, mbarĩki, ndagitari, ngirathi, njũi, rĩithori (pl. maithori), ũnyiinyi, and so on.[2]
  • (Murang'a, Nyeri) IPA(key): /ᶮdʑɔ̀hɛ́ɾɔ̀/
The same underlying pattern as that of ngirathi.[3]
  • (Ndia) IPA(key): /ᶮdʑɔ́hɛ́ɾɔ̀/
The same underlying pattern as that of thiruai.[3]

Noun[edit]

njohero class 9/10 (plural njohero)

  1. waist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “njohero” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 334. 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. 3.0 3.1 Kagaya, Ryohei (1982). "Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns in Three Dialects: Murang'a, Nyeri and Ndia." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 24, 1–42.