Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Yoda on Grammar

Grammatically powerful, you will become.

Generally speaking, sentences in English follow a subject-verb-object order. For example, "You will become powerful," can be broken down into "You" (subject) "will become" (verb phrase) "powerful" (object compliment). 

With Yoda, sentences are reversed, following an object-subject-verb order. Thus, "You will become powerful," (in English) becomes "Powerful, you will become" (in Yoddish).  

More Quotes from Yoda

  1. "When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good, you will not, hmmm?"
    • Yoda, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  2. "On many long journeys have I gone."
    • Yoda, Dark Rendezvous
  3. "To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not."
    • Yoda, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Lair of Grievous"
  4. "To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose."
    • Yoda, Dark Rendezvous
  5. If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are... a different game you should play."
    • Yoda, Shaptterpoint
  6. Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is." 
    • Yoda, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  7. "Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing."
    • Yoda, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  8. "No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."
    • Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 
  9. "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering." 
    • Yoda, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  10. "When you look at the dark side, careful you must be... for the dark side looks back."
    • Yoda, Dark Rendezvous

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