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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

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
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: 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

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
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
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro (open access)

Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

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 Gopendro's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri. The transcription includes tone marking.
Date: 2009
Creator: Mullin, Kevin
Object Type: Text
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

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
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 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

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

Photograph of researchers with Manipuri manuscripts and artifacts

This is a photograph of a research team from Kentucky looking at Manipuri manuscripts with L. Somi Roy and Oza Khelchandr. The manuscripts and other items are laid out on a table with a white table cloth. L. Somi Roy takes a photograph while Oza Khelchandr explains the manuscripts to researchers.
Date: 2008
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library
Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol (open access)

Transcription: 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 a transcription of H. Surmangol Sharma's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri which includes tone marking.
Date: 2007~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Text
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

Photograph of Khaba with a Manipuri manuscript

This is a photograph of Khaba displaying a Manipuri manuscript.
Date: 2008
Creator: Roy, L. Somi
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

Photograph of researchers with a Manipuri manuscript

This is a photograph of a research team from Kentucky looking at Manipuri manuscripts with L. Somi Roy and Oza Khelchandr. The manuscript is laid out on a table with a white table cloth.
Date: 2008
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Interlinear-glossed text: Reading of Pulling down of Laailemaa

This is the interlinear-glossed text of 5 lines of the allegorical story of Lairemma and Khaakhaaikhingalbha including phonemic transcription, and word-level translation.
Date: 2004
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Dataset
System: The UNT Digital Library