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

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Thu Feb 9 10:25:14 PST 2017

Okay, since others have broken the KLBC-barrier already, and our current 
BG may be at shore leave, I'll answer this:

Am 09.02.2017 um 13:31 schrieb Aurélie Demonchaux:
> 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?

I will not go into alternatives like {tIv} "enjoy", but simple answer
the question grammatically:

The verb {neH} is the only exception for omitting {'e'}. This means that 
it is correct to say

{jIvut 'e' vIparHa'} "I like that I cook."

Yes, indeed you may think that this literally means "I do like the fact 
that I am cooking at this moment", but there is no "special" 
construction to express the common feeling of "I like surfing in 
general". It's the English that's strange, not the Klingon.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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