Talked like Yoda, cavemen did While modern languages typically use a subject-verb-object order (SVO), linguists…

Talked like Yoda, cavemen did While modern languages typically use a subject-verb-object order (SVO), linguists believe that proto-human languages used subject-object-verb order (SOV), as in Yoda Speak. 2,200 languages, dead or alive, were clustered into family trees to show Yoda Speak without exception. So what will we sound like in the future? “Impossible to see the future is.”

The paper was just published in PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/10/04/1113716108.abstract

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