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Reading of a verb list

Recording of Daniel Tholung reading a list of verbs in English and Lamkang that he prepared.
Date: ~2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion about the Totlang K'am festival

Recording of Shekarnong Sankhil speaking about the Totlang K'am festival.
Date: 2010
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
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen (open access)

Transcription: 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 a transcription of Dr. H. Brojen's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri. The transcription includes tone marking.
Date: 2010~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon (open access)

Transcription: 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 transcription of a retelling of the Pear Story by Harimohon Thounaojam in Manipuri. It is divided into two columns: Manipuri transcription is on the left; a loose word-by-word English translation is on the right.
Date: 2010
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
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
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola (open access)

Transcription: 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 a transcription of a retelling of the Pear Story by O. Bimola Devi in Manipuri. It is divided into two columns: Manipuri transcription is on the left; a loose word-by-word English translation is on the right. The morpheme /nə/ is shown in red in the transcription.
Date: 2011
Creator: Cockerham, Terry
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Eminent writer and Manipuri princess dies in Imphal (open access)

Eminent writer and Manipuri princess dies in Imphal

This is an obituary of the former princess of Manipur, Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi, published in the Hindustan Times, an Indian English daily newspaper. She passed away January 17, 2011 in Imphal, India.
Date: January 18, 2011
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen (open access)

Transcription: 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 transcription of a retelling of the Pear Story by Dr. H. Brojen in Manipuri. It is divided into two columns: Manipuri transcription is on the left; a loose word-by-word English translation is on the right.
Date: March 11, 2011
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reading of a blessing ritual Smul Kpnaak captions transcript

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
Object Type: Video
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
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Chelliah, Shobhana during the Lamkang Orthography Workshop in Don Bosco Institute,Guwahati, Assam

Photograph of Chelliah, Shobhana at the Lamkang Orthography Workshop in Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam 2016.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
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
Object Type: Video
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
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library
Clues: Lamkang Dress and Dance Crossword Puzzle (open access)

Clues: Lamkang Dress and Dance Crossword Puzzle

This is a key to a crossword puzzle created for practicing terms of Lamkang song and dance.
Date: 2016
Creator: Spiva, Tiffany (Max) & Khular, Sumshot
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Conversation about recording a narrative with Shangchrek Jangvei at Thamlapokpi captions transcript

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
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute

Discussion with Lamkang speakers and linguists at the Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute

Discussions on the words of Lamkang during the Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute, Assam.

A serious discussion between Lamkang speakers and the linguists of a Lamkang words photograph taken during the Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion of Lamkang Directionals during the Lamkang Orthography Workshop 2016

Photograph of a Lamkang Directionals during the Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion of the Lamkang language with the speakers at the Lamkang orthography workshop

Harimohon Thounaujam discussing words and sentences with the Lamkang speakers during the Lamkang orthography workshop at the Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Discussion on Lamkang words during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute

Discussion on Lamkang words during the Lamkang Orthography workshop at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Don Bosco Institute, Assam, India.

Photograph of Don Bosco Institute taken during Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco, Guwahati, Assam.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Donnu and Rengpu Rex eliciting and discussing Lamkang words

Discussion of Lamkang words Donnu and Rengpu Rex at the Lamkang orthography workshop in Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam 2016.
Date: January 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library