A Feast for the Tongue:
Forty Servings of Spoken Tamil
With Helpings of Equally Spoken English
Dr. K. V. Ramakoti and Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma
Publication Date: 2002
Price: US $20.00
A Feast for the Tongue is a book for students who wish to speak fluent, idiomatic, and colloquial Tamil. It offers a way to taste the sweetness of this living classical language. Divided into three parts, it provides students with an introduction to key grammatical points, an annotated vocabulary for spoken Tamil, and an English to Tamil index. The entries of the vocabulary include idioms, sentences, proverbs, and other examples of how the words are used in everyday speech, paired with samplings of equally colloquial American English. Not only American students of spoken Tamil, but also Tamil students of spoken English will find this book an essential guide for giving delight to the tongue.
Dr. K. V. Ramakoti has a Ph.D. in Tamil Literature. He is a linguist and a distinguished teacher.