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Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

Description: 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 Harimohon Thounaojam's retelling of the Pear Story marked for tone.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Bimola

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Harimohon

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

Description: 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, Harimohom
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

Description: 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 Gopendro’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Liandova and His Brother

Description: Recording of a traditional story about two brothers who are both poor orphans. The story describes their struggles, and how they never had enough food to eat. Later on, they get lucky by finding the insides of a python that the villagers had skinned and cut up. The brothers take the insides to eat, but find valuable gems inside and become rich. The moral of the story is that you should never look down on the poor and the orphans.
Date: September 18, 1985
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Photograph of Mangla Ningombla

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

Description: 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 with a translations into English at the word level and sentence level.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Animal word list with Latin names

Description: This is a word list based on animals mentioned in "Manipuri to Manipuri and English Dictionary" by N. Kelchandra Singh and a book of Manipuri flora and fauna. The word list consists of four main columns (from left to right): the Latin name of the animal, the Manipuri name of the animal, the genus the animal belongs to, and the English name of the animal. There are two additional columns for notes from the researchers indicating the page numbers this species is found in the dictionary. Some rows are highlighted in light blue, It is written in the roman alphabet.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical notes on noun phrases in Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

Description: These are analytical notes on the noun phrases that appear in the retelling of the Pear Story narrated by O. Bimola Devi. Each noun phrase in the text was coded for shape (full, pronoun, or zero), semantic role, morphemes present, referent (boy, basket, farmer, etc.), information status (active, first mention, old, previous subject), and clause type (main, subordinate). This is one of seven retellings of the Pear Story coded in this way. The purpose of this study is to understand how these various factors affect the shape of noun phrases in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol, Gopendro & Bimola

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Brojen

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interlinear-glossed text: Retelling of the Pear Story: Surmangol

Description: 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Photograph of Manipuri speakers

Description: This is a photograph of Manipuri speakers including Saratchandra Singh, one of the Manipuri language consultants who worked on translating Manipuri stories. Saratchandra Singh is standing with two women outside the Manipur University's Humanities Block in 1985.
Date: 1985
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information