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Shobhana Chelliah fieldnotes NTBK12

Description: Handwritten notes including discussion with David Peterson comparing Lamkang with Khumi and review of words from word lists collected by Harimohon Thaonaojam with Beshot Khullar.
Date: June 23, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Lamkang Hymnal

Description: Lamkang Hyms written in an older orthography. A few of the contributors are listed in the preface.
Date: November 19, 2009
Creator: Lamkang (Ksen) Naga Christian Literature Society
Partner: UNT College of Information

Notebook of Lamkang notes, NB5

Description: Handwritten fieldnotes on Lamkang language, including journaling of fieldtrip in Delhi in January 2009 with Harimohon Thounaojam and Rex Khullar.
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Date: January 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Transcription of a Benglam story as told by Elvish Sankhil. Long ago humans lived underground. Porcupines helped them escape onto the surface of the earth. There was a tiger lying in wait to eat them when they emerged. Benglam convinces sparrows to fly out, and threatens to shoot the tiger with his arrows.
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Date: September 2, 2017
Creator: Utt, Tyler P.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Transcription of a retelling of a Benglam story, as told by Beshot Khullar. Short story about Benglam outwitting his would-be captors: Caught by the Kuki, he insists he be tied up at his elbow and pulled by the rope from a distance. Left alone, he ties the rope to a tree and escapes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Reading of a blessing ritual called Smul Kpnaak

Description: Transcription of a blessing ritual called "Smul kpnaak" as performed by Sumshot Khular. This blessing is used by Lamkang elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. It can be performed for getting a blessing for good health, wealth, children, long life and any other blessings.
Date: August 19, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Traditional story about Sumphaai and Raangleen

Description: Transcription of a retelling of Sumphaai le Raangleen paomin (the Story of Sumphaai and Raangleen), as narrated by Swamy Tholung Ksen. To please his wife, Ranglen sells his sister Sumphaai to a rich man. The rich man's wife tests her to see whether she is a careful or careless person. The rich woman's son marries Sumphaai. Many years later Rangleen hosts the Merit Feast and wants to invite his sister, but expecting that she will refuse, he sends word to her that he has died in order to lure her.
Date: August 28, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Translation of the Prodigal Son

Description: Translation of the story of the Prodigal Son, from the Book of Matthew, in Lamkang. Translated by Daniel Tholung as part on the ongoing translation work of the Lamkang Bible with the Evangel Bible Translators.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical notes on Lamkang grammar - NB15

Description: Handwritten field notes on Lamkang language including information on paradigms, verb stem alternation, verbless clauses, orthography, tone, inflected determiner clauses, applicatives, case marking, evidentials
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Date: 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Transcription: Discussion of Laa kthee

Description: Transcription of a discussion of traditional songs by Shetwor Dilbung and Bunghon Suungnem at a storytelling festival funded by the NSF project and organized and implemented by Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam. The speakers discuss the types of songs they would like to collect and archaic vocabulary used in songs. They also discuss the Totlaang festival in Phaidaam in 2008.
Date: August 27, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi & Khular, Sumshot
Partner: UNT College of Information