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Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript, viewed through a plastic barrier. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. This specific manuscript discusses the art of the architecture and science of construction of houses, buildings, bridges, and walls.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
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

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

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

Photograph of a rice paddy

This is a photograph of a rice paddy on a cloudy day in Manipur, India.
Date: 2005
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
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
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
Chainaron (open access)

Chainaron

This is an excerpt of Chainaron (The Art of War), a historical Manipuri manuscript originally written in the 16th century, during the reign of Maharaja Mangyamba of Manipur. Chainaron is a manuscript that outlines the rules of chivalry and includes stories about the settlement of the conflict. This excerpt is written in the Manipuri language, with text in the Bengali script. It includes an English preface written by N. Khelchadra Singh.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library

District map of Manipur state

Old district map of Manipur state drawn for the reference grammar of the Manipuri language. Reproduced from Chelliah, Shobhana L. (1997). A grammar of Meitei. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Map
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transcription: Reading of the Prodigal Son (open access)

Transcription: Reading of the Prodigal Son

This is a transcription of a Manipuri speaker's reading of the Prodigal Son parable from Luke 15:11-32. The first half is in Manipuri and the second half is a word-level English translation of the Manipuri. The English translation includes notes from the transcriber on the right side indicating grammatical features such as semantic roles, relative clauses, and complementizers.
Date: 2007~
Creator: Fasalino, Kimberly
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

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 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
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. 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 Harimohon Thounaojam's retelling of the Pear Story marked for tone.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a traditional Meithei house

This is a photograph of the front view of a traditional Meithei house. The house has a thatched roof and a garden outside.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
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: Surmangol, Gopendro & Bimola (open access)

Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol, Gopendro & 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 three retellings of the Pear Story in Manipuri by Dr. H. Surmangol Sharma, Gopendro Namairakpam, and O. Bimola Devi.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Discovering Tibeto-Burman Linguistic History Through Pre 20th Century Meithei Manuscripts (open access)

Discovering Tibeto-Burman Linguistic History Through Pre 20th Century Meithei Manuscripts

This is a conference handout titled 'Discovering Tibeto-Burman Linguistic History Through Pre 20th Century Meithei Manuscripts' containing a brief introduction, 4 tables, and references. The handout discusses 7 features of Manipuri manuscripts: number and genre, script, dating, authorship, housing and ownership, paper and condition, and status in the culture. This handout was used at the Ninth Seminar for the International Association for Tibetan Studies in a panel on Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages and Tibeto-Burman Reconstruction in Leiden, The Netherlands, on June 26th, 2000.
Date: June 23, 2000
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi & Ray, Sohini, 1966-
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

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

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript collection

This is a photograph of a woman with a private collection of ancient Manipuri manuscripts stored in a cabinet.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
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
Expanded dictionary word list (open access)

Expanded dictionary word list

This is a typed list of a handwritten word list with accompanying English glosses from varying semantic domains. Based on the dictionary written by Khelchandra Singh, Harimohon Thounaojam gathered different senses and meanings for each entry. He also includes tonal minimal pairs.
Date: 2000
Creator: Singh, Khelchandra
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library