I currently rereading all you canons and stuff about DE and Im getting really excited lol. You are such a great writer, I can't wait to read more. Somewhere you mentioned to question that Kags may slip back to japanese but english IS her mothertongue as well. She grew up with it and as someone who grew up with two languages I can say that it won't happen. She uses english all day long and dont practise japanese at all. So it would be more realstic that she starts to forget japanese ...
Firstly, I just have to say thank you? Like, oh gosh, thank you, that’s really nice of you to say and I’m really glad the HCs and the other stuff gets you as excited about DE as it does me! :D
And omg. I honest to god cannot believe I never questioned that. Like, my mom? She grew in the Philippines and has been in the states since she moved here in the mid-80s. She’s even told me before that she’s actually forgotten how to speak Tagalog as fluently—that it’s hard to get back into after speaking English like 99% of the time for so long. I feel really stupid, I don’t know how I missed that lmao.
Okay so, I think the HCs we’re talking about—it’s that she slips back when she’s really emotional? Like angry? You don’t think she’d slip back to Japanese even then? Not even curses? (Which, although I’ve seen it done in writing and shows, I also just realized the characters that did curse in their first language have probably used it more recently than over a decade like Kagome lol.)
But oh man, you’re right, accidentally slipping back into Japanese would have been a lot more realistic if she did it in the beginning, not later.