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Transcript for a blessing ritual

Description: Transcription of a blessing ritual called "Smul kpnaak" as performed by Sumshot Khular. This blessing is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples.
Date: August 19, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcript for the Story of the Prodigal Son

Description: Transcription of a reading of the Story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24) from the New Testament by Beshot Khullar. A landowner's second son demands his share of the inheritance before the father's death, goes off and squanders it, and returns to his father, who accepts his penitent son. The older brother, however, is upset at his father's acceptance of his returning brother.
Date: August 18, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Shobhana Chelliah fieldnotes NTBK12

Description: Handwritten notes including discussion with David Peterson comparing Lamkang with Khumi and review of words from word lists collected by Harimohon Thaonaojam with Beshot Khullar.
Date: June 23, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Notebook of Lamkang notes NB4

Description: A handwritten notebook of Shobhana Chelliah's notes on Lamkang language, written in Delhi and Denton, Texas. The notes cover topics such as traditional stories, anatomy, and orthography.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Lamkang Hymnal

Description: Lamkang Hyms written in an older orthography. A few of the contributors are listed in the preface.
Date: November 19, 2009
Creator: Lamkang (Ksen) Naga Christian Literature Society
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcript for a Benglam story

Description: Transcription of a Benglam story as told by Elvish Sankhil. Long ago humans lived underground. Porcupines helped them escape onto the surface of the earth. There was a tiger lying in wait to eat them when they emerged. Benglam convinces sparrows to fly out, and threatens to shoot the tiger with his arrows.
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Date: September 2, 2017
Creator: Tyler, Utt P.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcript for a retelling of The Hat Vendor and the Monkey Troop

Description: Transcription of a retelling of Luu hup kyur leh yoong luung (The Hat Vendor and the Monkey Troop), as narrated by Margret Leivon Lamkang. A troop of monkeys gets into a vendor's box of hats. He throws stones at them but is unable to retrieve the hats, so he throws his own hat onto the ground. Imitating him, the monkeys throw down their hats, and the vendor is unable to retrieve them.
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Date: September 1, 2017
Creator: Utt, Tyler P
Partner: UNT College of Information