By Leonard M. Chacha
Within the fresh previous, Bantu languages have performed asignificant position within the improvement of the speculation anddescription of linguistic tone. easily positioned, the Bantufamily has supplied a checking out floor for the theoriesof tone. This learn was once stimulated through the actual fact thatalthough Bantu languages have made a tremendouscontribution within the quarter of tone, it really is ironic thatthere remains to be shortage of data on a few Bantulanguages equivalent to Kuria. Kuria, as considered one of theunderstudied languages, may supply furtherinsights into the tonal area. moreover, theKuria language indicates symptoms of being in rapidtransition. shortly, so much Kuria audio system useKiswahili (a tension language) because the dominant language.This research exhibits that the Kuria verbal procedure has apredictable tone procedure the place the placement of thehigh tone depends upon the phonological form andmorphological classification of the verb. This isillustrated through tones within the finite and infinitivalverbs, affirmative and negation tenses, and tonepatterns within the reduplication kinds. This studyshould be of curiosity to students of Bantu tone andanyone else drawn to the Kuria language.