‘Star Wars The Jedi Chronicles’ lights the fuse and opens a new controversy with Yoda


    Jedi Master Yaddle, the character she brings to life in the VO of the series Star Wars: The Jedi Chronicles Bryce Dallas Howard and in Spanish the dubbing actress Thais Buforn, has just sowed a new controversy in the saga. We could even go so far as to say that this series and Yaddle break the canon of the franchise by following the most basic rules of grammar. “Well, your statement to the council was amazing,” Yaddle tells Qui Gon Jinn in his first dialogue in episode 3 of The Jedi Chronicles, the sith lord. Shouldn’t I have said, “Surprising your statement to the council has been”? We would have dispensed with the “good” and it would have sounded like he should speak the kind of him: she would have sounded just like Yoda. Because, isn’t Yaddle’s species supposed to be the same as Yoda’s, and therefore they should both speak the same? We say this because, on his day, George Lucas made it clear that Yoda’s way of speaking was not particular to the character but to his species. Yoda speaks in the particular way he does because George Lucas wanted to create a new language for the character that didn’t need subtitles for viewers to understand what he meant. So he came up with the idea of ​​reversing the word order and gargling the grammar. In the process, Lucas realized that by dispensing with any basic rules of grammar, it was easier to concentrate on the philosophical lessons that were coming out of the elder Jedi’s mouth. We have not invented this ourselves, but George Lucas himself tells it to Paul Duncan in the book Star Wars Archives 1977-1983. So now it is surprising that Yaddle appears, a character of the same species as Yoda, and in theory, also of Grogu, the universally adored boyfriend of the Internet Baby Yoda, and speaks without reversing the order of words and being very rigorous with grammar . Let’s see if instead of the Jedi Council they will give him a chair in the Royal Academy of Language. Why is it important that I do this, that I don’t speak the same way?

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    The main problem with Yaddle’s way of speaking is that now Yoda, instead of representing his species, would have a way of expressing himself that would uniquely and exclusively characterize him: he would not speak like that because he belonged to his species, but, simply, for being who he is; a wise guy who shares his wisdom, reversing the order of the sentences. That’s one way of looking at it. The other is that he would be a rather stubborn old man who would not want to integrate. Now is when you’re the one throwing your head in your hands and saying that Yaddle has learned to speak well to fit in (you know, one of the few women on the Jedi Council), that she has preferred to speak the common language because she didn’t have sense to continue with that particularity of its species. And it is also at this moment that we ask you the following: Yoda is 900 years old! He should have had more than enough time to adjust or to want to adjust. If Yaddle renounces the way of speaking of his species, he is renouncing a particular, defining characteristic of his species. He may not have as many great lessons to share with the universe, but since there aren’t that many more of his kind in that universe, he could have kept it.

    Why doesn’t Yaddle talk like Yoda?

    In the prequels, where we first saw her, she didn’t speak a word, so we assumed that she spoke just like Yoda. In the game Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, however, his character spoke with subject, verb and predicate. The Star Wars-Lego universe has always gone its own way, so it doesn’t count. Before that, in his cameos in the Star Wars novels published before Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, novels that are not canon, Yaddle spoke just like Yoda, following the designs of George Lucas. After the purchase-sale operation, in a 2021 novel, which is part of the official canon, in an even shorter cameo, Yaddle spoke just like the rest of the Galaxy. There is no official explanation for the change and it is clear that Dave Filoni knows perfectly well how Yoda speaks, so a response at Esquire we demand.

    the character of yaddle from the star wars saga in the movie the phantom menace

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    Yoda, according to many linguists who are fans of the Star Wars saga, assure that it is not that he inverts the sentences, but that he speaks in what is called periodic sentences, a structure that puts the element that is to be highlighted in a sentence first. phrase. Be that as it may, Yaddle speaks exactly like the rest of the Star Wars characters, so the controversy is served.

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‘Star Wars The Jedi Chronicles’ lights the fuse and opens a new controversy with Yoda