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In an article addressed, this subject was. “Surprisingly, there are a very few languages—it seems to be in single digits—that use OSV [Object Subject Verb] as their basic or normal order,” Pullum told me. “As far as I know, they occur only in the area of Amazonia in Brazil: they are South American Indian languages. One well-described case is a language ...


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He was: Pretending to be the nutty old harmless thing so Luke would not know who he was. See Obfuscating Stupidity. The reasons were: He didn't want to teach Luke (being wary of another Skywalker Reversal) due to Luke having similar problems to Anakin (started too late, wrong personality traits, Skywalker Curse, and excessive Midichloran count meaning that ...


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Yoda is not mourning the death of the Jedi after order 66. He is physically responding to the disturbance in the force caused by the death of so many powerful Jedi. The same way Obi Wan reacted in Episode 4 when Alderaan was destroyed. Edited to add: The part where Yoda is actually attacked was left out of the novelization but later, when Obi Wan freaks ...


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This dialogue from Star Wars episode VI Return of the Jedi made it clear it's Leia : BEN: Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope. LUKE: Yoda spoke of another. BEN: The other he spoke of is your twin sister. LUKE: But I have no sister. BEN: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father ...


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Not only was it a puppet, but they even got the original voice-actor/puppeteer Frank Oz to provide the voice and operate the puppet. And if you were wondering, yes, it is Frank Oz puppeteering the whole scene, reuniting the cinema veteran with Mark Hamill decades after they first appeared onscreen together. “Frank came back, and Frank puppeteered ...


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Aside from the needs of survival, spent his time studying the Force he did. From Wookieepedia: Using an E3-standard starship lifeboat, Yoda returned to Dagobah to begin his own exile. The lifeboat started to serve as Yoda's initial shelter, however, started to degrade within a year due to Dagobah's swampy environment. As the first shelter was slowly ...


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Yoda was a Jedi, which put restrictions on his life choices. First, Yoda joined the Jedi Order as a youngling, which meant he was a Jedi since he was a child. It is normal Jedi practice to take very young children from their families to begin Jedi training as soon as possible. This is why Yoda initially opposed Anakin Skywalker's training as a Jedi, since ...


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You didn't include the end of the quote: Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. Luke, there is another Skywalker... In the scene Yoda was telling Luke to train his existing family, not to go make more Skywalkers.


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We don't know much about Yoda's species. Their homeworld remains unknown and even the species' true name is not recorded yet. So its fate is a mystery. For reasons unknown, George Lucas maintains a strict policy of keeping the history, name, origin, and whereabouts of this species secret. This policy has resulted even in certain Star Wars publications ...


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There is some evidence to suggest that Yoda's speech is based on, well, English. In this The Week article (I suggest reading the whole thing, the argument seems pretty convincing to me), Yoda's speech is compared to that which might be found in Shakespeare: Round about the cauldron go; in the poison entrails throw. Else the Puck a liar call. ...


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There's an interesting extract from The Open University's OpenLearn website on precisely this: This is easily replicated in other languages that also have follow the SVO order, but others have to be more creative. In the German translation, instead of positioning the finite verb in second place in the sentences, it moves to the end, as in Eure Sinne ...


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Yoda was purposefully being as annoying as he possibly could, to test Luke's patience. Patience is key in all aspects of the "Light Side" of the Force; Jedi trained as Younglings and/or Padawans for years, even decades, to become a Jedi Knight. The Dark Path is easy and fast, and those are powerful lures. Yoda needed to be sure that Luke wouldn't follow in ...


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The Empire Strikes Back script treats Yoda as male: LUKE: I'm not looking for a friend, I'm looking for a Jedi Master. CREATURE: Oohhh. Jedi Master. Yoda. You seek Yoda. LUKE: You know him? CREATURE: Mmm. Take you to him, I will. (laughs) Yes, yes. But now, we must eat. Come. Good food. Come. With that, the creature scurries out of ...


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Yoda has no known family; his background is deliberately kept vague. From an interview with George Lucas: So he's a mystery character, he's a magical character. He has no background. He comes and he goes. He's the subversive secret mysterious stranger that enters the film and then exits at the end. Yoda's page at the ...


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I'm going to be the devil's advocate here and assume Yoda had a family on the side that he never told anyone about. Maybe some six-inch tall kids, a little green wife, and a cozy home on some distant moon. Let's assume this is true. Now, look at the events of Episode III. The entire army of the Galactic Republic has standing orders to kill all Jedi, at all ...


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There's mention in the film and film script that he's cooking something called rootleaf. CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf, I cook. Why wish you become Jedi? Hm? The original junior novelisation describes it as "rootleaf" soup “Not far,” said the creature. “Yoda not far. ...


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There are several reasons: Yoda likely didn't know where Ahch-To was, until he became a Force Ghost. Luke only found out after he had access to both Imperial (thanks to R2D2's hacking) and New Republic archives after the Rebellion won and the New Republic was established. And even then, finding it was a big difficulty for Leia, who had access to same info. ...


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The difference is that a single Jedi dying is part of the cycle of Life. That Jedi unites with the Force, and that is not something to mourn. But the killing of all Jedi is not part of the cycle, and causes disequilibrium in the Force (and the galaxy). Not any single one of the killed Jedi is to be mourned: they are all reuniting with the Force, but the ...


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Bail Organa has a close relationship with Obi-Wan. She was on the same wavelength as him. Obi-Wan Kenobi had been a faithful friend long before he’d become one of the galaxy’s most hunted fugitives. Bail didn’t want to disturb the man, but things had finally become that desperate. “He served me well during the Clone Wars and has lived in hiding ...


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R2D2, C3PO, Yoda, Bail Organa, and Obi-Wan are all present at the birth of Luke and Leia, so R2 has met Yoda (and this was NOT retconned out in the blu-ray -- I just finished watching it 5 minutes ago).


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Master Yoda mentions his master in the new Junior novelisation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Beyond that, there are no (Disney) canon references to the person who taught him: Yoda chuckles. You don’t know why. You open your eyes and glance at his gnarled, withered body. His smile is as serene as the double sunset of Tatooine. “Story heard I ...


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Even though the full passage is: Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. Luke, there is another Skywalker... I never would have interpreted it that way. I took it as separate sentences. As separate trains of thoughts of a dying man, who wanted to say way more than he could. In essence I saw it thus: You are ...


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It's a blissl, a musical instrument similar to a pan flute. This information was revelled the February 28, 2002 on starwars.com's Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council. The original page is unavailable, but it's archived here : Q : What is that thing around Yoda's neck? A : Yoda wears a blissl around his neck, which is similar to a pan flute.


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Canon No. Yoda is one of only two members of his species that we see in Canon (the other is Yaddle), and the only one we hear speak. We just don't have enough information on Yoda's species to draw a conclusion. Legends There's evidence to suggest that Yoda's unusual grammar is not necessarily related to his species. Vandar Tokare, a Jedi Master of Yoda's ...


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Straight from The Return of the Jedi YODA (tickled, chuckles) I do, yes, I do! Sick have I become. Old and weak. (Points a crooked finger) When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not. Additionally, in case you think it's a case of hyperbole, the Star Wars Databank mentions that he is at least ...


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Yes, Yoda was Flanderized. See the TVTropes article on flanderization Using the transcripts from IMSDB, I compiled all the lines of dialog uttered by Yoda in the original series. Note that he had a big role in Empire Strikes Back, and a rather minor role in Return of the Jedi. You can see the pastebin of the lines, here: http://pastebin.com/982H7vuU ...


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It is highly doubtful that the Jedi would have considered the possibility that Yoda was the Chosen One. The prophecy of the Chosen One, as given in The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, reads: In the time of greatest despair, a child shall be born who will destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force. Yoda was born ...


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There is no canon information on that as of this point. As a matter of fact, we don't know if Snoke is old (assuming he watched G.E. rise as an adult, at least 70), the only thing we know for certain is that he predates the Galactic Empire: “Kylo Ren, I watched the Galactic Empire rise, and then fall. The gullible prattle on about the triumph of truth ...


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It seemed to me he was doing two things, having fun playing the fool, and evaluating Luke's demeanor. Yoda considered Anakin's betrayal as a personal failing for his failure to foresee and prevent the destruction of the order. Taking on the training of another Skywalker would not have been done lightly. As for being alone you are never alone when you ...


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