Minimal pair word list (open access)

Minimal pair word list

This is a word list of Manipuri written in the roman alphabet with accompanying English glosses. There are several minimal pairs from varying semantic domains.
Date: February 26, 2004
Creator: Aguilar, Amanda G.
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is the interlinear-glossed text of Dr. H. Brojen's retelling of the Pear Story including phonemic transcription, morpheme boundaries, word-level translation, and free translation.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Blair, Evaline
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical discussion of Lamkang proverbs

Recording of a translation and discussion of Lamkang proverbs with conversation about the process in Manipuri (Meiteiron).
Date: May 5, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Analytical discussion of speech acts transcript

Analytical discussion of speech acts

Rengpu Rex Khullar provides discussion and examples of speech acts: complimenting, apologizing, commanding and a traditional trickster story. These are compared to Manipuri (Meiteiron) speech acts with discussion from Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.
Date: June 30, 2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical notes on the Manipuri dative case marker

These are analytical notes on the various uses of the dative case marker -tə in Manipuri. It includes examples, parallel English translations, and linguistic analysis in English. The dative marker in Manipuri is used to indicate indirect objects, possession, and spatial and temporal distinctions.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library
Animal word list with Latin names (open access)

Animal word list with Latin names

This is a word list based on animals mentioned in "Manipuri to Manipuri and English Dictionary" by N. Kelchandra Singh and a book of Manipuri flora and fauna. The word list consists of four main columns (from left to right): the Latin name of the animal, the Manipuri name of the animal, the genus the animal belongs to, and the English name of the animal. There are two additional columns for notes from the researchers indicating the page numbers this species is found in the dictionary. Some rows are highlighted in light blue, It is written in the roman alphabet.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about summer vacation

This is a natural conversation between two girls at the Manipur University girl’s hostel. They are talking about what to bring back to the dorm after going home for vacation.
Date: 1988
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is the interlinear-glossed text of O. Bimola Devi's retelling of the Pear Story including phonemic transcription, word-level translation, and free translation. The morpheme /nə/ is shown in red in the phonemic transcription.
Date: September 21, 2007
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library
Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol (open access)

Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation. Speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe the events in the video. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is the interlinear-glossed text of two retellings of the Pear Story in Manipur including phonemic transcription, morpheme boundaries, word-level translation, and sentence-level free translation.
Date: 2007~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Interlinear-glossed text: Speech about the status of the Manipuri language

This is the interlinear-glossed text of an excerpt of the speech 'The Right Attitude, the Right Form', or 'Čəpčábə Phirép, Čəpčábə Wárép', originally given in 1989 by a political campaigner in Imphal, Manipur. The first page provides context of the status of the Manipuri language, noting that politically sensitive information has been redacted from the text. The interlinear-glossed text includes phonetic transcription, phonemic transcription, morpheme boundaries, word-level translation, and free translation.
Date: 2002~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library

Layout of a traditional Manipuri house

This is a diagram of the layout of a traditional Meithei house adapted from Chaki-Sircar's 1981 work. This diagram describes traditional customs and includes the Manipuri words for areas of the house.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Image
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur

This is a photograph of an excerpt of the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur manuscript. It is written in Meithei Mayek, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reading of a tone minimal pair

This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari

This is a retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari, a traditional story about an old man who is tricked by a monkey to plant paan after it is cooked. It is part of the modern Manipuri canon of folk tales.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Kerkuhanjaba

This is a retelling of Kerkuhanjaba, a traditional Manipuri story.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp

This is a retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp, a modern Manipuri folktale, narrated by Radhe Sham Singh.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of O. Bimola Devi’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Dr. H. Brojen’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2007~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Gopendro’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon transcript

Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Harimohon Thounaojam’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Tǝpta

This is a retelling of the story of Tǝpta, the Bogeyman, a Manipuri folktale.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library