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Darth Vader, foreshadowin' (was Re: Tasratal: sketch: connectives (long)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2001, 6:08
In a message dated 26.10.2001 01:30:05 PM, yl112@CORNELL.EDU writes:

>>> "Yoon" san "Darth Vader" ~= Yoon has nothing to do with Darth Vader. > >>> (the point is arguable, but...) > >>> > >> :)) CHzang is gonna like this post :) >> Hey, 'vader' in Dutch means father. Coincidence? (I never realized that, >> because in French Darth Vader became Dark Vador - don't ask me why -) > ><blink> Or "Vater" in German--gosh, you're right, I never thought of that >either.
::GRiNZ BiK:: Yep... I immediately grokked to the element of foreshadowing in the name _Darth Vader_. Also - to my ears & logo-esthetics, from way back - "Darth" is similar to both "dirth" (as in "dirth of morals and ethics") and "death." I am sure Lucas was vaguely aware of this via his intense studies with Jungian shrinks & Joseph Campbell's books on mythology/ies. And almost any extremely short word/name with both a strong "th" sound and a "hard" initial consonant have certain negative connotations to people whose NatLang find it hard to pronounce such words ;) & doubly if they don't recognize the word, too. czHANg, native stepmother-English-tongue speaker who - somwat like t'e Irishman James Joyce before him - finds English at times quite odd on his tongue (& in his face, too, lah...)