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    Default Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Hello, everyone!

    "Star Wars" is one of my favourite films. It's a masterpiece.
    In the film, Master Yoda, one of the key characters, speaks interesting English.(Well...at least to me.)

    "Powerful you have become, Dooku. The darkside I sense in you."
    "Much to learn you still have." Yoda Fight Scenes - YouTube

    Complement + Subject + Verb
    Object + Subject + Verb

    These are the patterns Master Yoda uses.
    I thought it was a kind of 'inversion' to make it sound more formal, but...it is not.

    As long as his utterances are comprehensible, it's fine with me.
    However, just out of curiosity, is his English grammatical?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Grammatical, they are. Normal, they are not.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Hmm, one of my favourite films Star Wars is. Think that Yoda very wise is, I do.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Hmm, one of my favourite films Star Wars is. Think that Yoda very wise is, I do.
    Liking Star Wars I am not, Yoda's English though I am finding very amusing.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Liking Star Wars I am not, Yoda's English though I am finding very amusing.
    Or even, "Yoda's English very amusing I am finding".
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Easy to imitate, he is.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Easy the words to copy it is, yes, but the voice more challenging it is.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    Fed up of this thread, I am.

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    Default Re: Yoda's English ( in the film "Star Wars")

    If so fed up you are, why post?

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