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Word: be randy, be horny

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To feel sexual attraction, to be turned on, to be sexually aroused.


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4 thoughts on “be randy, be horny

    • Rhona Fenwick says:

      ngaghmeH Sey sounds more like a purely emotional response rather than the combined emotional/physiological one.

      In any case, I’d be extremely surprised if Klingon didn’t have at least one, and probably several, simpler means to express the idea, even if only slang methods (hell, KGT gives four distinct slang terms for “be good, be excellent”). And most languages on Earth have  several idiomatic phrases along these lines. French has two that I know of, Turkish three (I even know of one in Ubykh). Since sex is such a cultural universal, it’d be nice to know what Klingon actually does in this sphere rather than making up euphemisms on the fly and hoping they’ll be understood.

      • Andrew Miller says:

        Indeed, we could also say ngaghqangqu’ngaghmeH pIlngagh neH, or substitute nga’chuq in any of the aforementioned four cases, or say tujchoH SuvwI’ ‘Iw or lamchoH pob in reference to the inverse of the formulas for romantic rejection, each occupying a unique zone of Klingon semantic space without ultimately being reducible to any English term.

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