Word: be randy, be horny

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Description/Reason:

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


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    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. **ngaghqang** or **ngagh neH** mean that the person is willing or wants to have sex, which is different than being aroused. Being aroused is a physiological sensation. One can "want sex" without being aroused, or be aroused without wanting sex.

          **ngaghmeH Sey** means "be excited for the purpose of having sex", which also isn't what being aroused means. In English one sense of "excited" is "aroused", but I don't think we can assume that the Klingon word has that sense.