Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Mahavir

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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 and word-level translation into English of Dr. L. Mahavir Singh's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi September 21, 2007.

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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 and word-level translation into English of Dr. L. Mahavir Singh's retelling of the Pear Story in Manipuri.

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Manipur Language Resource

This is a collection of material on the Manipuri language (ISO 639-3 mni), also known as Meithei, Meitei, Meitheiron, Meiteilon, or Meetei. Manipuri is used as a lingua franca in the state of Manipuri, India, and spoken by over 1.2 million people in Manipur and an estimated 3 million including second language speakers.

This collection includes photographs of cultural items and language consultants, audio with accompanying transcriptions, translations, and interlinear-glossed text of traditional stories, conversations, radio plays, retellings of comics, personal histories, and a large compilation of retellings of the Pear Story by multiple speakers. The collection includes analysis and additions to existing dictionaries of an earlier form of the language called ‘ariba lon’, as well as additions to modern Manipuri dictionaries. Grammar analysis files include a set of sound files and transcriptions on tone and thematic role. The majority of materials were collected by Dr. Shobhana Chelliah starting from 1985 while working on her dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin. Early work was funded by a doctoral dissertation junior fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. Later work was funded by intramural grants from the University of North Texas.

Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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  • September 21, 2007

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi. Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Mahavir, text, September 21, 2007; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1631634/: accessed August 15, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.