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: 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

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

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Sading Sakok

This is a photograph of Manipuri manuscript, known as a puya, on agar bark containing traditional lore. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic script which has been used since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'SADING SAKOK'.
Date: 2008~
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

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 H. Surmangol Sharma’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
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
Analytical notes on the Manipuri dative case marker (open access)

Analytical notes on the Manipuri dative case marker

Typed analytical notes on the various uses of the dative case marker -tə in Manipuri, including examples from original field notes, parallel English translations, and linguistic analysis in English. The dative marker is used to indicate indirect objects, possession, and spatial and temporal distinctions.
Date: 2005/2010?
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
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

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

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript in the Meithei Mayek script. The Meithei Mayek script is 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. It was photographed through a plastic barrier.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Phouwobi Warol

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript originally created around the 16th century, written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'PHOUWOBI WAROL' partially obscured by a glare.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Yumsharol

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'YUMSHAROL'.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Pena Phaibok of Laihui

Video of a performance by the Laihui ensemble of pena players at Marjing Mayanglambam's weaning ceremony where the baby eats solid food for the first time. Ballads includes a portion from Moirang Kangleirol. The event was organized in Keishamthong by Mayanglambam Mangangsana.
Date: August 13, 2000
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Video
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

Photograph of Kalachand Singh with a tapestry

This is a photograph of Kalachand Singh sitting in front of a tapestry. He is the uncle of Harimohon Thounaojam, a research team member working on the Manipuri language.
Date: 2000
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance captions transcript

Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance

Video of a festival featuring dance and pena performances. Elders are shown assembling the pena. Pena cholom is where a group of pena balladeers play together organized by ranks where the highest ranking balladeer plays first, and so on. The structure and components of the pena are described. Other instruments similar to the pena are shown, like tingteila of the Tangkhuls, and Laa of Kabui (Rongmei). The final segment includes a voice-over in English describing spirituality and symbolism of pena culture in Manipur, and the Lai Haraoba celebration.
Date: 1999
Creator: Audio Visual Research Centre
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library
Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa) (open access)

Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa)

This is a dictionary of Old Manipuri written in the Bengali script.
Date: 1993
Creator: Shyamkishore, Shaubam
Object Type: Book
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

Photograph of Gurachandra telling a story

Photograph of Gurachandra, a Manipuri language consultant, sitting on a stool looking directly at the camera, and telling a traditional Manipuri folk tale called 'Mayba'.
Date: 1987
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
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

Photograph of a Manipuri woman

This is a photograph of a Manipuri woman standing on a balcony of an apartment building.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a taro plant

This is a photograph of the taro plant, a root vegetable which grows in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The edible root, known as paan in Manipuri, is used in traditional dishes.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a traditional Meitei house

This is a photograph of the front view of a traditional Meitei 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

Photograph of Mangla Ningombla

This is a photograph of Mangla Ningomba, one of the Manipuri language consultants who helped Shobhana Chelliah and other researchers translate Manipuri stories. This photograph was taken at the Manipur University guest house staff quarters in 1986.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library