[tlhIngan Hol] Pizza is my favorite!
willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed May 12 14:29:09 PDT 2021
mungelDI’ Soj, pItSa’ HoS law’ Hoch HoS puS.
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)
> On May 12, 2021, at 4:40 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 5/12/2021 4:15 PM, James Landau wrote:
>> Eng: I love pizza. Pizza is my favorite!
>> Kli: pItSa' chab vIparHa' jIH. pItSa' parHa' law Hoch latlh Sojmey parHa' puS.
>> 1. Is *parHa'* the best way to say "love", or could *muSHa'* also be used?
> muSHa' is usually the word we use for love. parHa' means like.
>> 2. Is "like the most" the correct way to say "favorite"? Is it still grammatical when it's relativistic without using a prefix like vI- to show WHO likes pizza the most?
> The law'/puS (comparative, superlative) sentence can only be used with qualities. parHa' is an action, not a quality, so it can't be used in a superlative sentence like this.
> When constructing a superlative sentence, make the second noun just Hoch.
> Your first sentence is correct. (The pronoun jIH is optional here, and usually dropped, but it's not wrong to use it.) For your second sentence, maybe try using the verb qaq be preferable. With that verb, you don't even need a superlative sentence. If you want a superlative sentence, consider using QaQ be good or 'ey be delicious. Either way, to make it "my" favorite, you might need the word jIHvaD for me.
> I'll let you work it out from there.
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