Sunday, May 22, 2005
Donald Sensing makes the case that famed Jedi master Yoda is, in fact, German.
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You have got to read this -- and if you've ever tried to learn German (five years plus, in my case -- junior high school, high school, and college), you it all the more hilarious will find. As for the Yoda connection, I seem to rec…
I dunno, James. Consider this fragment of a poem by e e cummings:
Anyone lived in a pretty how town
With up so floating many bells down.
Reminiscent of Yoda is it not? But e e cummings was not trying to duplicate German syntax; he was trying to duplicate the flexibility of Latin, or so I was taught.
I always assumed Yoda was a kind of short, green, alien version of the British public school Latin teacher.
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