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Conversation about medicinal plants in a Thamlakhuren garden

Shobhana Chelliah and Sumshot Khular walk around Sankhil Donnu's yard to learn about plants and their medicinal uses. Edible vegetables are also used as medicinal for many plants and herbs.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional story about Arthluuk and Raangchel

Story of Arthluuk & Raangchel as told by Shangchrek Tholung
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion on Lamkang Orthography and grammar issues at Thamlakhuren village

Recording of discussion on Lamkang grammar and orthography between Daniel Tholung, Tholung Swamy Ksen, and Sumshot Khular at Thamlakhuren village.
Date: July 2, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional story about Sumphaai and Raangleen

A narration of Sumphaai and Raangleen as told by Shangchrek Jangvei of Thamlapokpi. This is the story where Raangleen has to sell his sister Sumphaai. After the story, she sings a song.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional story about Uitokpaa and Useen

Recording of Donnu Sankhil telling the story of Uitokpaa and Useen. How the days were being formed. The song of a widow whose house stood alone after all the houses of the villagers sank underground.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue about cane baskets made by Thamshi Khular Thamlakhuren Chandel district Manipur.

Recording of Sumshot Khular describing traditional cane baskets and how it was made by their father Thamshi Khular. Made from cane and some bamboo lining underneath to make the circle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Rengpu Rex Khullar making a speech about the value of studying Lamkang grammar for revitalization

Recording of the speech made by Rengpu Rex Khullar during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute, how he came to realized the importance of language documentation and revitalization of the Lamkang.
Date: January 22, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue about traditional uses of gourds

Recording of Sumshot Khular describing traditional uses of gourds.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Raapa Story

Raapa lived with his grandmother and was very obedient. The other men in the village came to hate Raapa because a woman was devoted to him. They decided to kill him. A tiger came by and ate the pig belonging to a widow with 2 daughters. The widow invited the men to kill the tiger, offering a daughter to whoever is successful. No one was able. Raapa asked for some spinning tools to use as a weapon. He applied poison to one and hit the tiger with it. The tiger taunted Raapa before the poison took effect and killed it. Jealous of his success, the other men invited Raapa on a hunting trip, trapping him underground with the hedgehogs.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue on the state of language revitalization in Lamkang

Recording at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Lamkang Orthography Workshop. Donnu Sankhil sharing her gratitude in Lamkang and was translated to English by Swamy Ksen to thank the organizers and talk about what is needed for language revitalization.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Analytical discussion of directionals

Recording of discussion on directionals at the Don Bosco Center Assam for the Lamkang Orthography Workshop.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Closing Ceremony at Don Bosco

Monologue about the 2nd Lamkang Orthography Workshop and the need for spelling standardization.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Rengpu Rex Khullar discussing the verb paradigm

Recording of verb paradigm discussion with Rengpu Rex Khullar at Don Bosco Institute during the Lamkang Orthography workshop.
Date: January 22, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion about the Totlang K'am festival

Recording of the discussion on Totlang K'am during the Lamkang Orthography prerecorded on Totltang K'am.
Date: December 1, 2006
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Closing speeches from the 2016 Worskhop

Recording of Donnu Sankhil making a closing speech.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Sankhil, Donnu
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue on uses and types of Lamkang baskets used by women and men with different purposes.

Recording of Sumshot Khular describing different types of traditional baskets of women and men. The baskets are made from cane and bamboo, bamboo is used as a holder or a support to strengthen the baskets in their design. A knife called tangsi and its holder which is made of bamboo. The video is taken at Sumshot Khular 's house in Thamlakhuren.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue on the state of language revitalization in Lamkang by Sumshot Khular.

Sumshot Khular at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Orthography Workshop speaks in Lamkang and English to thank the organizers, and the Lamkang speakers. Then shared about what is needed for language revitalization.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about making Dap- Lamkang traditional trays for drying things

Swamy Tholung Ksen describes to with Shobhana Chelliah, Sumshot Khular, and David Peterson how traditional bamboo and cane trays, known as Dap, are made. This was taken in Thamlapokpi village, in Chandel district of Manipur.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Traditional story about Raapa

The story of Raapa [Raapa paomin] told by Shetphong Sankhil. Raapa Paomin is a story which explains the use and creation of a particular ornament by the Lamkang. It is because of the character Raapa that the Lamkang have those ornaments today.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about recording a narrative with Shangchrek Jangvei at Thamlapokpi

Here we are setting up the microphone and getting the speaker, Shangchrek Tholung (married to Jangvei), comfortable. She converses with Sumshot Khular who is off camera and is giving her instructions on what to say. The recording was done in Swamy Ksen's house in Thamlapokpi with David Peterson and Shobhana Chelliah in attendance.
Date: 2016
Creator: Tholung, Shangchrek
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reading of a blessing ritual Smul Kpnaak

This blessing, called Smul Kpnaak, is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. This ritual blessing is to be used by an older person addressing younger people- Sumshot Khular shares the beautiful words here which translated mean: This is the feather for your good health, your long life, your well-being. May you be blessed with many daughters, with many sons, with many crops, with livestock, with wealth and riches. ‎‎May you be blessed with knowledge and understanding without end, and with overflowing riches. May you be blessed with abundant livestock. May your children be as numerous as the stars. May they be as numerous as the sands of the sea. ‎‎Even if misfortune, bad storms (of life), disease and hunger come (to you). With your left hand push them away, and with your right hand bring the blessings closer to you. ‎‎May it be so for your life, may it be so for your good health. ‎‎May your life be as long as the banyan tree. May Heaven grant you strength and happiness.
Date: 2015
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about a work house

A visit by Sumshot Khular, David Peterson, and Shobhana Chelliah to the work house attached to Swamy Tholung's house in Thamlapokpi, Chandel.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library

Sankhil Khungwar singing Lamloon laa, Tangsaa Ruul ong mang nge at Thamlapokpi.

Mrs.Sankhil Khungwar singing first a song of Lamloon laa in the first part. In the second part of the recording Mr. Swamy Tholung Ksen tells a well-known traditional narrative of Arthluuk le' Raangchel.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
System: The UNT Digital Library