Ngasha Kathui (Mashakzāla chenkathui)

‘Tangkhul khanuithot maishālāka’ da khararnao akhana manalaga hānga. Khiwuivang khala chilaga; āchālakha athumwui thotli mashakzāla ngashathuihai-akha (chenthuihaikha), vasum masāranglakha eina tangda shanaopāchi avava eina avāvawui shimli maungkārkā paimana kala ungkārkakāla maungkārkāsāmana. Kha aruihonwui mibinga unga. Hiwuivang maishālākada kahāngna. Hi saklāk eina ngalangsai (mayonsai). Kaje ngashakathui hiya shimkhurli, ava avāli kala apā ngarāli maikashi sāsangkhaminada phaningsai. Maishāt sāsangkhamiwui ning makatun ava …

Ara Areng (liquid) Katam

Ara Areng (liquid) Katam Achālakha awo ayiwui āngachāk kasāli khaleilei shichinlaga sāsai. Asān aret mikumowui āpāng eina tamsai, chitākam eina ara areng tamkhavai awo ayina shichin kasā khorkhong eina kala leikasāsāli bhāptā kapai eina pāntamlaga chāng eina tamma. Ara areng katam hi matailāk eina khorzam ngaronkhavai sāsai, kala hanra khamarop/khamazapwui maramli shichin sai. Teomeithui kachi units bing chiya; Konghi (sparrow) …

Thingkhongphei (Seichang Khongphei)

Thingkhongphei/Seichang Khongphei Achālakha awo-ayiwui khorkhong (utensils) thing, ngalei kala kahā kathā eina sāya. Phāzākhavai khongphei thing eina sāhaoda thingkhongphei kahona. Shimli shichinkhavai thongthāng akha sāda thingkhongphei hi sinshivai akhana. Ali Kokruiwon (rhododendron) eina sāya. Thingkhongphei hi saklāk eina sākhuiya, khamakangla makanglāka. Chiwuivang shimlui khayar thāda naongarā/arihāli yar maronna. Thingkhongphei kahak kateo leiya. Hakmeithui kachiya chili Seichang khongphei hoya. Seichang khongpheili …

Yarra Laa: Kazing kumhaora

“Atam rāhaira, fathuirānhaira. Khamashung tui hānglu, ungshung shikā maungshung shi khala? Shimpānusa (fathuiusa) manaohai (huirot) paishina” Yarra Laa (lyrics) Kazingkumhaora, thingnā mayohaira. 2x Oh apukapaka kaphungli yanglu; Oh Are awon mateka; Oh awon matek hikachāng vādhar rārache, Oh vādhar mashāmana. 2x Oh vaokhamayāng sampheirok atung kahaiya (sampheirok kakhong. Haolaa kakahaidala shichina); Oh atung kahai titaren thingpheili khonga; Oh thingpheili khonga, …

Zingrot (Types of Rain)

An excerpt from ‘KAZING ROMI KHAVAI PROHOLI NGAKAOLU‘ Kazing hithada rosai. i. NGAKONGKHEI (Nov-Dec): Mãhãpei khani kathumthang Ngakongkhei hoda zingmashim sai. Zingmashim hili kazing marlãk eina roi (Z Zingthan). Zingmashim hili seinao kachãngabing makuinãhaoda thiya. ii. HORAM KASHIP (Jan-Feb): Luiradungli theimaja paimaja tãkhavai, mashao khavai, lingsang khavai kazing roya, horãm shipa. Shirui kaphung Shongreili horãm shipakha kharãknao ringphãi, Shongrãli horãm …

Yangkhei

Yāngkhei Yāngkhei hiya kapā (kahā/bamboo) eina sākakhui akhong akhana. Achālakha yāngkheili shanvai chonvai sangkhavai sai. Kala aman kasaksak ot saikora hili phāriya (kazipa). Phanitli ngavaiki kachi haorā-chāngkhom, kala luirim kathā hili kazipsera. Kalikhada shimramei ja-akha (shim chuiakha) yāngkhei phunglaga yāma. Ithumna ot hiwui shikachinli khayang chithārān aruihonwui almirah kathāna. Yāngkheiwui azak chitheili. Glossary: Shimramei ja-akha: Shimchui akha kachina.  Ithumna tui …

Sumkok (Samkok)

‘Nashi shimwui shiwoka sum khangahei thāre’ chiya. Tui hi kathāda rāhaokhala chilaga; Sumkok hi ritnāhaoda, shimli ngazonungakha mi teodana mangavamana. Kala ngashiktiktik ngavahaoda mathāda mangavapaimana, mathākpai mangaironpaimana. Hili sum khangahei hoya. Chiwuivāng eina shiwok kachungli sum khangahei thāya kachina. Sumkok hiya āchālakha awo ayina thing eina sākakhui pikhavai bed akhana. Aruihona thing kateoteo ngashiklaga bed semma kha awo ayina shichinkasā …

Pong

Pong hiya thing eina sākakhui khor rungkhavai (sangkhavai) akhongna. Masaithing kathā eina sāya, kala chiwuivāng Masai Pong dala hoya. Awui aphei mati kaya. Awui alung chi haongahā eina khonkhuiya. Kakhon thārān ngahā chi thingkathā akhali shiphailaga mā kharung thāda khonzanga. Atam zanglāk eina kala saklāk, manaklāk eina sākhuiya. Pongwui kachui kathup kathum (3-3.5 ft) kathā kāya kala kahakna mā lungkhavai …

Zingkhai Yāron Phungchamli Raithit Hāngkasang

Zingkhai Yāron Phungchamli Raithit Hāngkasang Zingkhainao rai kapingping tārākha khalei atamli, Zingkhai ayi kasāra akhali Phungchamnaona lungthathaowa.  Chieina Zingkhainaona raithit vāhāngsangda raikui shini khuiya. ‘Khipāna Phungchamnao sāthathao khala?’ da ngathinglaga matheimada, Lungharnaonarada phenhaowa. Kha ngathing ngathing kachi eina naoda Zingkhainaona sāsāya.  Zingkhaiwui Marān Laa hili zingkhainaowui kazei, sei angachee hungshi kahai kala rikhān khangashei thāyada chāsamsāya.  Rai khuiakha Awungashi kayāngli …

Yarra laa: Rasa Sāhaosa

Yarra Laa: Rasa Sāhaosa Yarra Laa hi hithāda sai: Hao Laa Eh, Nganoklui namrā kuinaona (2x) Oh, Kuinaona; Eh, Long ngalā pamkhong chikālo (2x) Oh, Pamkhong maleiya, Eh, zangpamlo ini ngashaisa (2x) Oh, Ini ngashaisa; Eh, Naphana khuirā nganama. (2x) Oh Khuirā anganam; Eh Leishiya rasa sāhaosa. (2x) Laa hiwui kakhalat hithai: Nganoklui kachi hiya anuinao kachina. Namrā hiya nganam …