[tlhIngan Hol] KLBC - How to say "I like to do/doing something"

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 04:31:51 PST 2017


I've been wondering, what's the correct way to express liking / disliking
an activity?

For example, saying:

"I like to cook"
or "The Vulcan doesn't like to fight"

We have some examples of <par> and <parHa'> being used with nouns or
pronouns but I can't find any canon source where they apply to verbs.

Do you use {'e'} or nothing in those cases?

As in:
<jIvut vIparHa'> vs <jIvut ’e’ vIparHa'>
<Suv par vulqangan> vs <Suv ’e’ par vulqangan>

My "feeling" would be to use no ’e’ , similar to the construction with
<want> (neH), because 'e' is the equivalent of "that", so using it would
mean "I like that I cook" / "The Vulcan doesn't like that he fights",
implying that the cooking/fighting is actually happening now, instead of
stating "I like cooking in general"/"the Vulcan doesn't like fighting in
general" (but I'm not necessarily cooking right now and the Vulcan is not
fighting right now either).

What do you think?
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