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

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 13:05:08 PST 2017

Thanks for the suggestion!

I was a bit hesitant about -ghach because I remember a discussion about it
being a bit tricky to use for a beginner, or possibly "bad Klingon".

But, I guess then if it's ok to use it it could be:

vuttaHghach vIparHa'

(by the way, I don't need to use any prefix in a nominalized verb, right?)

Thanks again!


2017-02-12 23:08 GMT+01:00 MorphemeAddict <lytlesw at gmail.com>:

> How about using a noun derived from a verb (by adding -ghach, e.g.) as the
> object? It involves deciding which other suffix(es) to use so that it
> doesn't sound odd.
> lay'tel SIvten
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
>> 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
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