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Searching for a speaker of Foodo in US or Canada



Date Submitted: 21-Jan-2009
From: Coleen Starwalt
Subject: Searching for a speaker of Foodo in US or Canada
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Notice: I am trying to locate a native speaker of the Foodo language, a Kwa
language spoken in Northern Benin, living in either the US or Canada who
would be able to participate in a small research project on Foodo vowels.
Any ideas of how to locate a speaker would be much appreciated.