June 23, 2005

Not over it is

Today's Doonesbury:

Gary Trudeau seems to be just as confused as everyone else about how "the sentence structure of Yoda" really works -- note for example the subject-auxiliary inversion in "Widely known am I for..." SAI is normal for that particular type of constituent fronting in English, but it's occasional at best in Yodic.

Posted by Mark Liberman at June 23, 2005 10:46 AM