Is Yoda German?

Donald Sensing makes the case that famed Jedi master Yoda is, in fact, German.

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  1. Kent says:

    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.