Linguistics and Star Wars

10 Apr

This post is not Evansville-centric.

Since the release of the news about the upcoming Star Wars movies, I thought it would be proper to rediscover the post-film Star Wars novels; in particular, the Heir to the Empire Trilogy by Timothy Zahn.

I want to share a beautifully geeky post I came across today about the pronunciation of a creature from the novels called an ysalamari. Every day, on the side, I like to teach English. This can be particularly geeky, because it allows me time to talk about words. During silent reading in class today, I read about the ysalamari in the book Heir to the Empire, and couldn’t tell exactly how to pronounce the word. A Google search produced excellent results.

Click the link below:



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