Language Structure Problems

Ragaayo Labio-Dentals

Examine these data from Ragayo: the language spoken by modern North American bears and answer the questions.

1. [fafwa] -- popcorn
2. [fal] -- in
3. [hafar] -- danger
4. [bruvu] -- to use
5. [hafwif] -- no problem
6. [chov] -- stone
7. [gluf] -- back end of a bear
8. [val] -- home
9. [davlok] -- carrot
10. [fi] -- little sister
11. [vron] -- west
12. [dav] -- long

1. How many different labio-dental fricatives do you find in the data? (That is, how many different kinds of labio dental are there?) 2. Are these allophones of the same or of separate phonemes? GIve a minimal pair or state the distribution.

Yes, it's a 'real' language, and yes, I (sheri Wells-Jensen…) had the delight of creating it. In case you want to know, and trust me, you do, here is a link to more info on the book which made Ragayo necessary: Secrets of Bearhaven by K.E. Rocha.
Ko gra-rashuk kidab!