Hullo, friend, so I checked the raws and at the "good morning" scene it's written in full katakana, just like when the shadow talks in the Ark, and the next time of Allen's possession normal speech is used but I'm not sure who it really was bc Neah seems to only completely come to his senses when he sees Allen's face in the mirror, what do you think is going on?? Is the 14th imitating Neah?? I'm so co fused. (Also maybe this full katakana user said "koware" when Allen's arm shut down??)
For the most part evidence seems to point that katakana = Noah Memory (at least for Noah characters, with the Earl being a bit of a special case). I also think that, as Nea had only used katakana to speak by then, it was a very effective way to portray that the one speaking was the Noah inside Allen.
And… at least in my copy that isn’t so?
There is hiragana in the furigana, but that’s a pattern that can be seen in other Noah Memories and matches the later scene inside Allen’s mind (when he calls both the Earl and Allen mad puppets). The first time Nea uses hiragana like a normal japanese speaker would IS when he wakes up and sees Allen’s face in the mirror.
I think Nea is gaining awareness. The way he speaks in this scene isn’t as… robotic, so to speak. The grammar is more diverse, the sentences longer. He adds sentence enders. However, the katakana seems to indicate that the part of him that is awake is mainly the Noah and not the person himself.
This is mostly my personal read of this scene, but perhaps it’s more like having a fever? You are sort of aware of your surroundings, but you hardly remember the details because you aren’t fully yourself / in your full capacity.
Then, we still know little about how the Earl’s Noah Memory works… It does seem smarter than the others from what we have seen. Nea is the Earl in a sense, so his memory being smarter than usual wouldn’t be that strange.
I still think the koware is Nea’s Noah, but we have no way to confirm that.