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Analytical discussion of dialectal variation

Description: Discussion and comparison of two Mizo dialects: the northern and southern dialect. For example, "in the north we say X, and in the south we say Y." The male speaker is from the south, and the female speaker is from the north.
Date: 1985
Duration: 1 minute 09 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about a dream

Description: Recording of family members talking informally about dreams, sleeping, and visiting. Thangpuii is the main speaker, but she is interrupted by the rest of the family making small talk and offering to help with her swollen joints. Visitors and family members are talking in the background.
Date: January 1990
Duration: 18 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about chronic illness

Description: Recording of a group discussion about someone who had been sick in the family. Thangpuii talks about feeling bad about getting sick and causing trouble for the family, and the other family members reassure her that she hasn't caused any trouble and there are plenty of people to take care of her. There is also informal background conversation on the recording.
Date: [1980,1986]
Duration: 32 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Darphawka

Description: Recording of a story about a historical figure named Darphawka. During the story, Thangi interjects to ask questions. Conversations like this will be valuable for Mizo language teachers to give their students a model for naturalistic speech because they do not follow the prescriptive rules.
Date: 1990~
Duration: 31 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation after the zaikhawm hla performance

Description: Recording of the group having informal conversation after a group performance by the Mizos of Tezpur in Tezpur, Assam. These songs are in the zaikhawm hla style, which is a group singing style. zai means "to sing", khawm means "together," hla means "song".
Date: December 29, 1985
Duration: 4 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling, updating them on the children at home.
Date: November 23, 1985
Duration: 10 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling. Other family members are talking in the background.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of Biaki updating their family members on what has happened in the family while they've been traveling, and how the cousins are doing.
Date: November 13, 1985
Duration: 11 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Biaki
Partner: UNT College of Information
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