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Annotated Texts of the Languages of the Barak Valley: Thadou, Saihriem, Hrangkhol, Ranglong

Description: This inaugural volume of the CoRSAL Occasional Publications is a collection of traditional and personal texts in Thadou, Saihriem, Hrangkhol, and Ranglong, four languages of the Barak Valley region of Assam, India. The narratives were collected, transcribed, and translated by Dr. Pauthang Haokip, who is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India and a member of the Thadou community. This text collection includes grammatical analysis presented in the for… more
Date: 2021
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi; Burke, Mary & Heaton, Marty
Partner: UNT Libraries

Speech about personal experiences

Description: Recording of a formal speech by Gobinda Baglari (Male, age 65) which contains a description of personal experiences as a school teacher, village situation, expression of gratitude.
Date: March 9, 2020
Duration: 43 minutes 49 seconds
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information

Speech about school experiences

Description: Recording of a formal speech by Prafulla Basumatary (Male, age 52) which contains a description of primary school life and friends, present situation, and thanks-giving.
Date: March 9, 2020
Duration: 32 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information

Speech about society and parenting

Description: Recording of formal speech by Baburam Basumatary (Male, age 70), and it contains a description of social situation, advice to parents, and thanksgiving.
Date: March 9, 2020
Duration: 7 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information

Speech opening a workshop

Description: Recording of a formal speech by Maneswar Basumatary (Male, age 40) which contains addressing the gathering and vote of thanks to the audience.
Date: March 9, 2020
Duration: 4 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the traditional narrative 'Ralngam'

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong, a male speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera village) tells the story of Ralngam. In this story, Ralngam learns magic and searches for his father. Zeisingzong is 84 at the time of recording and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 31 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about Kaikongtepa

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong tells the traditional narrative of Kaikongtepa. Zeisingzong is a male Ranglong speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera village), around 84 years old at the time of recording. He is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about twins

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong tells a traditional narrative about twins named Suining and Rangvom. In this story, a Tuaiteng fruit turned into two babies, Suining and Rangvom, who grew up and got married. He is a male Ranglong speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera village), around 84 years old at the time of recording. He is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 35 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the traditional song 'Dikna la'

Description: Group performance of the traditional song Dikna la, a love song typically sung at weddings. This version has lyrics in Sakachep and Chorei and is accompanied by traditional instruments and dancing.
Date: October 14, 2013
Duration: 1 minute 35 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of basic word list, part 3

Description: Reading of a basic word list in Sakachep. Words from multiple semantic domains are given in English. Each word is repeated three times in isolation by Rebecca Sakachep, a native speaker who is 17 years old at the time of recording.
Date: October 2, 2013
Duration: 10 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of basic word list, part 1

Description: Reading of a basic word list in Sakachep. Words from multiple semantic domains are given in alphabetical order by English gloss. Each word is repeated three times in isolation by Rebecca Sakachep, a native speaker who is 17 years old at the time of recording.
Date: September 14, 2013
Duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of basic word list, part 2

Description: Reading of a basic word list in Sakachep. Words from multiple semantic domains are given in alphabetical order by English gloss. Each word is repeated three times in isolation by Rebecca Sakachep, a native speaker who is 17 years old at the time of recording.
Date: September 14, 2013
Duration: 9 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information
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