Yoda’s distinctive speech pattern borrows from a rare Hawaiian construction.
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

On Star Wars Day, decoding the films’ exotic alien languages

Is Yoda actually Hawaiian and are the Ewoks from Tibet? Intergalactic forms of communication owe more to existing languages than you might think

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Yoda’s distinctive speech pattern borrows from a rare Hawaiian construction.
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