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Lakhum Mossang’s Script
Six recordings in which Lakhum Mossang explains his script. These consist of one video file and five sound files: SDM19-20100112-02_SM_Script.mpeg (This recording runs from 0’00” to 11’55” in the video cassette numbered ASSMVDP12JAN1001 - 1452) SDM19-20100112-01_SM_T_LakhumScript1.wav SDM19-20100112-02_SM_T_LakhumScript2.wav SDM19-20100113-03_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing1.wav SDM19-20100113-04_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing2.wav SDM19-20100113-05_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing3.wav The details of these recordings are as follows: SDM19-20100112-02_SM_Script.mpeg; Duration 11'55"; Lakhum Mossang explaining his script. He reads the script fully three times. There are two false starts. SDM19-20100112-01_SM_T_LakhumScript1.wav; Duration 0’34”; Reading his transcription of a short piece of Cholim text SDM19-20100112-02_SM_T_LakhumScript2.wav; Duration 8’42”; Lakhum Mossang taking dictation from Loekyam Cholim in Cholim. Loekyam clearly indicates the tonal difference between te¹ and te² in na mah te¹ lah ‘listen with your ears’ and adue te² lah, ‘come here’. SDM19-20100113-03_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing1.wav; Duration 17’43”; Different ways of writing kham (recorded in notebook) and discussion of how to write some Mossang words SDM19-20100113-04_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing2.wav; Duration 6’29”; Discussion of how to write some Mossang words , starting with ran ‘verandah’ SDM19-20100113-05_SM_T_Lakhum_Writing3.wav; Discussion of some letters in his system, particularly the dental /t/, /th/ and /n/
Christmas Church Service at Kharang Kong
One recording in which the people of Kharang Kong are seen attending Christmas Church Service This consists of a single video file that runs from 18’14” to 29’02” in the Video Cassette numbered ASSMVDP24DEC0901 - 1441 The details of the video file are as follows: (Timing on the cassette are in parentheses) Start Time: 18’14”, End Time: 29’02”; Duration 10'48" Christmas Church service at Kharang Kong Presbyterian Church; 20’39”(8'23") reading and prayer in Mossang from Rongnyaq Mossang (incomplete) 22’17”(6'43") prayer in Sangwal from Railung Sangwal (Evangalist) (incomplete) 23’37”(6'25") words from Nongtang, short section of sermon from Pastor Pusam Rekhung; 25’14”(3'48") special song from girl’s group (language?); 27’19”(2'43") more words from Nongtang and special song in Hindi from several men; 28’22”(0'38") Lord’s prayer in Assamese; 28’52”(0'10") final scenes.