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What language(s) were Yoda's speech patterns based on?

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 ...
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In The Last Jedi, how was this character filmed?

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 ...
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Is Grogu the same species as Yoda?

Ahsoka says within "Chapter 13: The Jedi" that he's the same species (or type of "being"): He was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Many Masters trained him over the years. ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

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 ...
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Is Grogu the same species as Yoda?

The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau confirmed in a Hollywood Reporter interview that they are the same species. What can you tell us about the creation of Baby Yoda? He’s mostly a puppet. When it’s ...
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How is Yoda's speech translated to non-English languages?

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 ...
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What language(s) were Yoda's speech patterns based on?

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 ...
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

In the EU novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, we see Yoda trying to turn Dooku back to the light side of the Force. During this verbal interplay, Dooku also tries (futilely) to turn Yoda to the dark side of ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V?

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,...
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Why didn't the Alliance send for Yoda instead of Obi-Wan?

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. ...
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Why didn't Yoda go to Ahch-To instead of Dagobah?

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 ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

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 ...
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Is Grogu the same species as Yoda?

In the article Sav Malagán Returns and More Concept Art on Star Wars: The High Republic Show on the official Star Wars website, this is mentioned about Yaddle: The Force-user is the same species as ...
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Why didn't Darth Sidious detect Yoda inside the Galactic Senate building before Yoda walked into his office?

There's a lot in play here Sidious thought Yoda was dead (he literally says "Master Yoda, you survived" in reaction to seeing him). Order 66 had seen to the death of most of the Jedi since ...
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What exactly is Yoda? A primate?

Official evidence The only official sources I've found that explicitly describe Yoda's species don't offer any definite answer to what type of organism he is. That said, here's the relevant ...
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How old is Yoda?

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 ...
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Was Yoda fully sane on Dagobah?

Cabin fever and mischievousness aside, Yoda was sizing Luke up. He wanted to see if Luke would judge a book by its cover and how quickly Luke would get annoyed. Notice that Yoda immediately drops the ...
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How much talk like Yoda, Yoda actually does?

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 ...
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What was the reason Yoda did not continue his fight with Sidious?

Actually the two of them at some point realized that Yoda was not powerful enough to defeat Sidious. That realization would make Sidious push it harder and harder, while Yoda came to the conclusion ...
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

Yoda is very clear about what he thinks of the dark side. Twice he tells Luke: Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. This is not the sentiment of a Jedi who has ...
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Why does Yoda opt to hide in the jungle for the rest of his life, while Obi-Wan Kenobi opts to return and fight?

Obi-Wan did not 'come back when called' or 'opt to return to the fight'. He responded to Princess Leia's desperate call for help and intended only to return the two droids C3PO and R2D2 to Leia's ...
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How old is Yoda?

An archived blog entry on starwars.com written by Leland Chee lists the major characters' birth years. It states that Yoda was born in 896 BBY, and that Return of the Jedi took place in 4 ABY, so Yoda ...
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What was the reason Yoda did not continue his fight with Sidious?

Yoda knew he couldn't defeat the Sith. He didn't have the experience, the mindset, or the skill to beat the Sith. The novelisation shows us the moment that he realised this: There came a turning ...
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Did Yoda (and other Jedi) have any lethal Force abilities?

Canon The Jedi don't have many abilities which directly cause death in the same way that Force Lightning does, but Jedi can of course use the Force to indirectly cause death in a multitude of ways: ...
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

In the Clone Wars episode "Destiny", Yoda has to face certain trials prepared by the so called Force Priestesses to show he is ready/worthy to receive the secrets of immortality (keeping ...
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Why does Yoda opt to hide in the jungle for the rest of his life, while Obi-Wan Kenobi opts to return and fight?

Yoda wasn't up to defeating the Sith, which was pretty much the main reason they needed a real Jedi. As a consequence, Yoda's main job was to train up new model Jedi who would be. He realized that ...
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What is Yoda sitting next to during Luke's training?

It's the backpack1 in which Luke carried Yoda 1: warning - Legends link!
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Why is Yoda oblivious to all of this?

A lot of reasons. In Episode II, we get this dialogue: Windu: I believe it is time for us to inform the Senate that our ability to use the Force is diminished. The exact nature of this diminishing ...
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How much talk like Yoda, Yoda actually does?

"Has anyone analyzed the variation of use of unusual word order by Yoda over the course of the various series?" Yes. The frequency of inverted sentences that Yoda uses throughout the original ...
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