“I am your father” in 20 different languages.
This video also shows us something linguistically interesting about subject pronouns in languages where they’re optional. For example, in Spanish you could say “soy tu padre” or “yo soy tu padre”. They both mean “I am your father”, but the one without “yo” is neutral while the one with “yo” is more emphatic.
So which one does Darth Vader use here? The one with the emphatic pronoun, of course, because it’s really quite surprising that he of all people is Luke’s father. And this happens in the Spanish version, the Italian version, all of the pro-drop languages in this video (at least the ones I understand) – they all use the extra emphatic pronoun. But a week later, if he’s mentioning it to Luke again and it’s no longer particularly interesting (or, you know, if Luke had just grown up always knowing this), you’d expect Vader to just say “soy tu padre”.
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