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language and communication

their language is mostly pheromone and writing focused with complex spoken language being less of a driving force towards their language. instead, loud multi-tone calls are used to issue commands or directions to one another during long distance chases. their syrinx is responsible for controlling the pitch of their loud sonorous cries like that of a loon, with different tones indicating different concepts(i.e ‘go left’ ‘prey crossing obstacle’).
however, they aren’t a silent species- other physical mechanisms of noise making are also used as their ‘spoken’ language, such as the grinding of teeth, various clicks and whistles, and even their body language.
their writing consists of carvings into stone or bark alongside pheremones to indicate where the hunting party has gone, the location of prey, or obstancles along the hunting trail. they are also used to disclose information between neighboring packs, such as territory or offers to trade- and even other life events such as the birth of new pack members.
written language was one of the most recent things to develop in the lingosphere of dino culture, with spoken language (such as their calls) developing first. over time as packs began to split and the need for a more complex way of information relay intensified, scent-based communication began to arise- however, pheremones alone lacked the nuance needed to communicate more abstract concepts such as the location or direction of prey- and thus, written symbolic language appeared.

gender and relation to sex

many of these things are subject to change based upon an individual's preference and variations within populations. this is not definitive, and is mostly a vague guideline to how this tends to work.bold indicates that these are fluid concepts depending on the person.

birth sex is different from the morph of the individual and is only significant when it comes to procreation(NOT attraction)and has little to no bearing on societal roles. there are (as of now 8/3/2023) 3 morphs, all of which may display different social behaviors considered attractive by each of the other morphs. morph 1 and morph 2 tend to be attracted to one another as well as morph 3, who tend to be attracted to both morph 1 and 2. of course there’s intermediate individuals who don’t neatly fit into one category, be they chimeric, a morph outside of the general trinary, gynandromorphs, intermorph/intersex, or simply don't identify with the morph they present. these are considered just as natural as the other 3 presentations, and although it can cause a bit of social hardship these people will usually find their place in the pack. the roles these individuals play is up to them, and more often than not their decision is welcomd with gentle rumbles and accepting chirps.
because dinos don’t yet have an understanding of chromosomal inversion (or that chromosomes exist in the first place), to them sex is insignificant unless the pair(s) want to have biological children. the more important thing to dino society is their morph. these are often used determine the role the individual will have amongst the pack based upon behaviors they may exhibit as well as mate selection.

dinos and disability

disabled or otherwise handicapped dinos are not expected to hunt alongside the pack and are given additional roles, including the careful watching of infants at the back of the main pack formation (seperate form the hunting parties), gathering of materials for temporary nesting sites, and caring for the injured or sick. they are also tasked with defending the main pack as they roost- which isn’t always physical defense. a loud shriek can be allt hat is needed to alert the pack of potential dangers.

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