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A ray theory is developed for the treatment of three types of Love wave problems. First, the characteristics of the Love wave are analyzed by the ray technique. Second, for a film with an appropriate weak harmonic corrugation on one of its surfaces, a ray treatment of the first‐order coupling between the two Love waves is given. Third, for a film with a suitable weak harmonic corrugation of its free surface, the second‐order coupling between the Love wave and the bulk elastic wave in the substrate is investigated using the ray procedure. In all cases, the ray method yields asymptotically exact results for small relative corrugation depths.