Why so strangely Yoda speaks

Hear something odd in his syntax, you do

Yoda
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Let's examine one of the great classic problems in linguistics: Yoda. And how he talks.

Yoda? Know him you do, surely. The great Jedi master he is! The little green Jedi master he also is. And speak in backwards sentences he does.

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