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Study Claims Modern Language Evolved From Yoda-Like Speech
2011-10-15 05:03:57

The original "proto-human language" that many linguists believe all modern languages evolved from might have closely resembled the out-of-order speech pattern of the Star Wars character Yoda.

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2010-04-30 08:32:57

A new study from the University of Rochester finds that there is no single advanced area of the human brain that gives it language capabilities above and beyond those of any other animal species.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.