The Tagabawa language belongs to the Manobo subfamily of Philippine Languages. The Tagabawa people also refer to themeselves as Bagobo, a designation also applied to and used by speakers of Guiangan, a different language not belonging to the Manobo subfamily.
In phonemic inventory of Tagabawa consists of TWENTY-TWO segmental phonemes, of which sixteen are consonants and six are vowels.
CHART OF PHONEMES
The phonemes /p/, /t/, /k/ and /?/ are voiceless stops respectively at the bilabial, alveolar, velar and glottal positions. Each has a released allphone [p], [t], [k], and [?], occuring in syllable onsets, as in:
Phonemic Statement of Tagabawa
Carl DuBois and Lauretta DuBois
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