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Analytical discussion about nouns

Description: A discussion with Beshot Khullar about singular and plural nouns. Shobhana Chelliah and Harimohon Thounaojam are discussants.
Date: May 12, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of a word list

Description: Beshot Khullar and Rex Khullar read and discuss a word list compiled by Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: May 19, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of reduplication

Description: Discussion of reduplication with positive and negative connotations
Date: May 24, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion about speech acts

Description: Rex Khullar, Beshot Khullar, and Harimohon Thounaojam compare a variety of speech acts in Manipuri (Meiteiron) and Lamkang.
Date: May 24, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about personal names

Description: Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam Pantha Phaidaam explains the Lamkang convention of assigning personal names
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story

Description: A retelling of the Pear Story as narrated by Beshot Khullar of Phaidaam Pantha
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Old Man and Woman Planting

Description: Telling of traditional Meiteiron story Old Man and Woman Planting [Arum i Lamkang] as narrated by Beshot Khullar from Phaidaam (formerly known as P. Pantha).
Date: May 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the hospital in Chandel and preparing for the Totlang Kam festival

Description: Recording of Beshot Khullar and Rex Khullar discussing the hospital in Chandel and about preparing for the Totlang Kam festival. There are three tracks. The first is the voice of Harimohon Thounaojam encouraging the speakers to pick a topic of conversation. The back and forth is clearly produced for the sake of the recorder and often resembles an interview rather than conversation.
Date: May 18, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Rex Khullar tells a Benglam Story. In this one, Benglam was sitting on a tree with the intention of cutting it down. He cut 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

Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Beshot Khullar tells a Benglam story. The retelling was for Shobhana Chelliah with Rex Khullar in attendance.
Date: May 2008
Creator: Khullar, Beshot
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Beshot Khullar tells a traditional Benglam story.
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Benglam

Description: A Benglam story as told by Beshot Khullar. In this story, Benglam outwits his would-be captors: Caught by the Kuki, Benglam insists he be tied up, but the rope is to be at his elbow and his captors must pull by the rope at a distance. Far from his captors, he slips out of the restraint, ties the rope to a tree, and escapes.
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Squirrel

Description: The traditional narrative Theipaa Paomin [the Squirrel story] as told by Beshot Khullar.
Date: May 16, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interview about traditional tools

Description: A review of how some foods are cooked and naming of traditional tools by Beshot Khullar using a picture stimulus from a magazine called the "Souvenir".
Date: May 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the Totlang Kam Festival

Description: Beshot Khullar and Rex Khullar talk about the Totlang Kam Festival. The exchange is useful for cultural information, lexical items related to this important festival, and question and answer exchanges. Rex Khullar accompanied his father Beshot Khullar to Chennai to share information on Lamkang with Shobhana Chelliah.
Date: May 20, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on documentation done on Lamkang

Description: Beshot Khullar from Phaidaam Pantha reflects on the work that has been done on Lamkang to date, expresses concern for what knowledge is being lost, and requests and thanks Shobhana Chelliah for her work on Lamkang. He mentions a Bible verse of blessings that he quotes from Psalms 126:5-6: "Those who sow in tears, shall reap with songs of joy."
Date: May 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of the Prodigal Son

Description: Beshot Khullar of Phaidam reads the Prodigal Son. 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: May 22, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of Psalm 23

Description: A reading of Psalm 23:1-6 [Ren Paurina ungta Laa leh Pauril], from the translation of New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs by The Bible Society of India (2001-2002, 206 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore 560-001)
Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of speech acts

Description: Rex Khullar provides discussion and examples of speech acts: complimenting, apologizing, commanding and a traditional trickster story. These are compared to Manipuri (Meiteiron) speech acts with discussion from Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information