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Elicitation of active constructions through sportscaster language

Description: Illustrating Sportscaster Language. Shobhana Chelliah asks Rengpu Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam to describe goals and plays in an imaginary football (American soccer) game. Rex provides this in Lamkang, while Harimohon provides this in Manipuri. The purpose was to elicit focus and/or highly active constructions.
Date: 2008
Duration: 35 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about the importance of preserving culture

Description: Recording of the Deputy Commissioner of Chandel, Indian Administrative Services officer, Mr. Nobert Disinang, speaking about the importance of preserving culture. He talked about the need to preserve Lamkang traditional dress, ornaments, and dance as the observed the uniqueness of Lamkang cultural items when compared to other tribes. Mr. Disinang shared these thoughts at a seminar he was invited to by the Lamkang students.
Date: 2004
Duration: 25 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of Lamkang proverbs

Description: Recording of a translation and discussion of Lamkang proverbs with conversation about the process in Manipuri (Meiteiron).
Date: May 5, 2008
Duration: 35 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about summer vacation

Description: This is a natural conversation between two girls at the Manipur University girl’s hostel. They are talking about what to bring back to the dorm after going home for vacation.
Date: 1988
Duration: 15 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Tǝpta

Description: This is a retelling of the story of Tǝpta, the Bogeyman, a Manipuri folktale.
Date: 1986
Duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds
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
Duration: 3 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp

Description: This is a retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp, a modern Manipuri folktale, narrated by Radhe Sham Singh.
Date: 1986~
Duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mayba

Description: This is a recording of a Manipuri narrative.
Date: unknown
Duration: 1 minute 59 seconds
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
Duration: 4 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Thounaojam, Harimohon
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~
Duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Kerkuhanjaba

Description: This is a retelling of Kerkuhanjaba, a traditional Manipuri story.
Date: 1986
Duration: 22 minutes 40 seconds
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~
Duration: 3 minutes 28 seconds
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
Duration: 5 minutes
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of a tone minimal pair

Description: This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Duration: 08 seconds
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of a tone minimal pair

Description: This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Duration: 06 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari

Description: This is a retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari, a traditional story about an old man who is tricked by a monkey to plant paan after it is cooked. It is part of the modern Manipuri canon of folk tales.
Date: 1986~
Duration: 10 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Tagore Songs in Manipuri

Description: Translations of Tagore songs by MK Binodini Devi, Maibam Haricharan, RK Surendrajit, and Ayekpam Shyamsundar Singh, performed by Roop Raag. Binodini translated 28 of these songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore from the original Bangla.
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Date: unknown
Duration: 57 minutes 23 seconds
Partner: UNT College of Information

Audio of Binodini's Asangba Nongjabi (Part B)

Description: Recording of Binodini's Asangba Nogjabi.
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Date: 1994
Duration: 29 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of speech acts

Description: Rengpu 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
Duration: 3 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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