4: Star Wars: A Language Story
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December 14, 2017
Welcome to episode 4 of Language Stories. This time we’re in Tikal, Guatemala and we’re talking all things…Star Wars. In particular the languages of Star Wars. Why Star Wars languages? Because the new Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, is out today of course! It seemed like a great chance to take a look at a bit of an anomaly in the constructed fictional languages world. And besides, it’s Hollywood, right? So it still fits with the series topic of The Americas. Ha! Why Tikal? Because I’m very reliably informed that Tikal was used for filming scenes from Star Wars set at the rebel base of Yavin 4. Also, Tikal is beautiful. This may be my favourite place to film a Language Stories episode yet! The Video: https://youtu.be/R0V09kTbX3Y Further Reading + Resources Languages in Star Wars Wikipedia page - a good starting point. Object Subject Verb Wikipedia page - if you want to learn more about how this word order works in various existing languages. Star Wars: Linguists Explain The Way Yoda Speaks - great article from…