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Retelling of the pear story

Description: This is a retelling of an online narration of the Pear Story (Chafe 1980). The speaker was asked to describe what was happening as he was watching the video clip.
Date: December 5, 2012
Duration: 5 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the status of women in Karbi society

Description: This is a conversation of the status of women in Karbi society; the lady interviewed is Ms. Kare Rongpipi, and the interview was conducted by Mr. Bhudeswar Timung. Ms. Rongpipi points out the ways in which women have traditionally played a very important role in Karbi society.
Date: November 23, 2011
Duration: 33 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the status of women in Karbi society

Description: This is a conversation of the status of women in Karbi society; the lady interviewed is Ms. Kare Rongpipi, and the interview was conducted by Mr. Bhudeswar Timung. Ms. Rongpipi points out the ways in which women have traditionally played a very important role in Karbi society.
Date: November 23, 2011
Duration: 33 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcription: Traditional story about the origin of the division into Bey subclans

Description: This is a traditional story about the origin of the division into Bey subclans. Bey Ki’ik and Bey Ke’et have a falling out over changing marriage plans as a result of the grandmother’s advice. As a result, a taboo exists such that descendants of Bey Ki’ik and those of Bey Ke’et are not allowed to marry each other. Another result is that members of the Bey Ronghang clan are not allowed to grind rice for rice beer, because in mythological times, the Bey Ronghang women kept grinding rice beer without doing anything else, even forgetting to breast-feed their children, who then died from starvation.
Date: unknown
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the origin of the division into Bey subclans

Description: This is a traditional story about the origin of the division into Bey subclans. Bey Ki’ik and Bey Ke’et have a falling out over changing marriage plans as a result of the grandmother’s advice. As a result, a taboo exists such that descendants of Bey Ki’ik and those of Bey Ke’et are not allowed to marry each other. Another result is that members of the Bey Ronghang clan are not allowed to grind rice for rice beer, because in mythological times, the Bey Ronghang women kept grinding rice beer without doing anything else, even forgetting to breast-feed their children, who then died from starvation.
Date: October 13, 2011
Duration: 5 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger

Description: This a traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger; by using a container with a mirror on top, he manages to convince the tiger that he (the orphan) has caught a large tiger in that container; the tiger is scared and the orphan ends up managing to steal gold from the tigers’ Rongker (= the name of a ceremony in Karbi traditional culture) due to his trick with the mirror container. Chikari Tisso was an active listener during the recording of this text. All of his backchanneling as well as clarification questions and other remarks are included in this transcription, signaled by{curly brackets}.
Date: April 10, 2010
Duration: 12 minutes
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger

Description: This a traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger; by using a container with a mirror on top, he manages to convince the tiger that he (the orphan) has caught a large tiger in that container; the tiger is scared and the orphan ends up managing to steal gold from the tigers’ Rongker (= the name of a ceremony in Karbi traditional culture) due to his trick with the mirror container. Chikari Tisso was an active listener during the recording of this text. All of his backchanneling as well as clarification questions and other remarks are included in this transcription, signaled by{curly brackets}.
Date: April 10, 2010
Duration: 12 minutes
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information
open access

Transcription: Traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger

Description: This a traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger; by using a container with a mirror on top, he manages to convince the tiger that he (the orphan) has caught a large tiger in that container; the tiger is scared and the orphan ends up managing to steal gold from the tigers’ Rongker (= the name of a ceremony in Karbi traditional culture) due to his trick with the mirror container. Chikari Tisso was an active listener during the recording of this text. All of his backchanneling as well as clarification questions and other remarks are included in this transcription, signaled by{curly brackets}.
Date: unknown
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information
open access

Transcription: Traditional story about a common fool character

Description: This a traditional story about a common fool character, who does stupid things (bokolapo); in this story, he wants to go to the market but by switching sides of the basket he is carrying also accidentally switches the direction in which he is walking; he ends up walking back to his own house without realizing it.
Date: April 2, 2010
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about a common fool character

Description: This a traditional story about a common fool character, who does stupid things (bokolapo); in this story, he wants to go to the market but by switching sides of the basket he is carrying also accidentally switches the direction in which he is walking; he ends up walking back to his own house without realizing it.
Date: unknown
Duration: 3 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about a common fool character

Description: This a traditional story about a common fool character, who does stupid things (bokolapo); in this story, he wants to go to the market but by switching sides of the basket he is carrying also accidentally switches the direction in which he is walking; he ends up walking back to his own house without realizing it.
Date: April 2, 2010
Duration: 3 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information
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