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Sharing of a blessing ritual Smul kpnaak by Sumshot Khular

Description: This blessing is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. This ritual blessing is to be used by an older person addressing younger people- Sumshot Khular shares the beautiful words here which roughly translated mean: This is the feather for your good health, your long life, your well-being. May you be blessed with many daughters, with many sons, with many crops, with livestock, with wealth and riches. ‎‎May you be blessed with knowledge and understanding without end, and with overflowing riches. May you be blessed with abundant livestock. May your children be as numerous as the stars. May they be as numerous as the sands of the sea. ‎‎Even if misfortune, bad storms (of life), disease and hunger come (to you). With your left hand push them away, and with your right hand bring the blessings closer to you. ‎‎May it be so for your life, may it be so for your good health. ‎‎May your life be as long as the banyan tree. May Heaven grant you strength and happiness.
Date: 2015
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Verb tone in frames

Description: Recording of several Lamkang verbs in a frame and in isolation by Sumshot Khular. The recording was made when Khular was a visiting scholar at the University of North Texas. A full transcript is available with PRAAT annotations is available.
Date: July 21, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

A retelling of the Pear Story By Daniel Tholung

Description: This is a trimmed version of longer recording by Daniel Tholung retelling the Pear Story to Shekarnong Sankhil. The recording includes questions by Shekarnong to Daniel about details of the story. Recorded as part of a Linguistics Fieldmethods class at the University of North Texas.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

A reading of a Benglam Story

Description: Sumshot Khular reads a Benglam narrative written down during a writer's workshop conducted by the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Manipur.
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Date: March 15, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

A Benglam Story by Rex Khullar

Description: Rex Khullar tells a Benglam Story. In this one, Benglam was sitting on the tree with the intention of cutting it down. He cut off the the tree trunk he was sitting on and fell to the ground.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information