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Analytical discussion of dialectal variation

Description: Discussion and comparison of two Mizo dialects: the northern and southern dialect. For example, "in the north we say X, and in the south we say Y." The male speaker is from the south, and the female speaker is from the north.
Date: 1985
Duration: 1 minute 09 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling, updating them on the children at home.
Date: November 23, 1985
Duration: 10 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to Thangi's sister

Description: Recording of a personal letter to Thangi's sister who is traveling.
Date: November 13, 1985
Duration: 4 minutes
Creator: Zaithangliana
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song

Description: Recording of a performance of a song.
Date: [1970,1986]
Duration: 9 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
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
Duration: 30 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with a child

Description: Recording of a conversation with a child.
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Hminga, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to C. L. Rema

Description: Recording of a letter to Thangi's parents discussing plans for Christmas.
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 5 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Hminga, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of zaikhawm hla at Christmas

Description: Recording of the Mizos of Tezpur singing Christmas songs in Tezpur, Assam. These songs are in the zaikhawm hla style, which is a group singing style. zai means "to sing", khawm means "together," hla means "song". This type of music is often sung after a big meal or event, such as funerals or Christmas celebrations. People often get up and dance during these performances.
Date: December 29, 1985
Duration: 5 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to catch up with a family member who is traveling.
Date: November 23, 1985
Duration: 5 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation in a family home

Description: Recording of informal conversation in a family home.
Date: unknown
Duration: 46 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about a dream

Description: Recording of family members talking informally about dreams, sleeping, and visiting. Thangpuii is the main speaker, but she is interrupted by the rest of the family making small talk and offering to help with her swollen joints. Visitors and family members are talking in the background.
Date: January 1990
Duration: 18 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member: raising children

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling, made in Aizawl village. This part has instructions and advice to parents on the children's upbringing.
Date: [1975,1979]
Duration: 11 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation during a visit with friends

Description: Recording of informal conversation when friends come to visit Thangpuii
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 3 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Hminga, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue about a father

Description: Recording of a Mizo speaker talking about their father.
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 2 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Hminga, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on family members

Description: Recording of Thangpuii, Lalnunthangi Chhangte's paternal grandmother, describing her husband and his family. She tells what she can remember about his childhood.
Date: November 24, 1985
Duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member: jokes

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling which includes jokes in the style of stories. One story is about a man selling his rice on the black market to secretly get money and buy alcohol, even though he lives by himself and doesn't need to hide his drinking from anybody.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 16 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Lalawia
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song about old Mizo life

Description: Recording of a song performed by a group of family members about old Mizo village life. The song was written by Thangi's grandfather with parts for guitar and drum.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 3 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member: work, school

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling. This part includes updates on how difficult work and school are at the time.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member, cont'd.

Description: Recording of Lalnunthangi Chhangte's family friend contributing to the letter to a traveling family member.
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 4 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of John 11:11

Description: Recording of John 11:11 translated into Mizo. Liandala is singing the translation to a melody that he composed.
Date: [1970,1976]
Duration: 4 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Hminga, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member about when they plan to come home for a visit.
Date: November 20, 1985
Duration: 6 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member: greetings

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling. This part features the greetings and opening of the recorded letter.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 5 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the song "Bless this House"

Description: Recording of the hymn "Bless this house" (originally written in English) sung in Mizo.
Date: November 18, 1985
Duration: 2 minutes 03 seconds
Partner: UNT College of Information
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