Friday, October 14, 2011

Proto-human language: We all talked like Yoda

Yoda Language Study: New Research Shows Human Ancestors Spoke Like Star Wars Character (VIDEO):

New research published in the the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the "proto-human languages" of 50,000 years ago resembled the speaking patterns of a certain wise, green Star Wars character. 
The study focusses on how parts of speech have evolved over time. Most modern languages use a subject-verb-object (SVO) structure. For example, "I like 'Star Wars.'" Many dead languages, however, use a subject-object-verb (SOV) structure, meaning the sentence comes out as "I 'Star Wars' like." 
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