This is also why memes and such with Yoda in them tend to not quite hit the mark; people roughly understand what happens with Yoda's speech patterns because of how the mind internalizes language information, but without the kind of explicit knowledge granted by studying linguistics, it's hard to really nail down the specifics so people just kinda flip things around and hope for the best
@witchfynder_finder i still hold that Yodaspeak is a native English lyrical form on the basis of its natural intelligibility by English speakers and the fact that speakers CAN distinguish well-formed sentences from poorly-formed ones
i think the difficulty in native speakers constructing sentences derives from our incredibly limited corpus of phrases to draw from, which is to say that i think we should all talk like yoda more
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