I'd like this context for the sake of understanding how my character's past would have gone, if he would be aware of those he grew up with/quickened with, or if they are basically just animals without their spike in body change. Their maturity is a bit... unique so I'd appreciate any guidance here for how a juvenile's mind functions compared to an adult, and how my character would remember himself growing up!
For the first fifteen or so years of their life, they are flying lizards essentially. I'm aware they change physically after eating Algerion meat, but how do the develop mentally? Do they advance at the same rate as a human child? Slightly slower or faster? Or do they just hardcore hit the books during those two-ish years before officially being an adult in their society at 17?
Example, would a 12 year old Nusriza, who is not bipedal, be able to communicate with the adults? Their language has sign language cues and very complex vocals I am to understand, but they cannot exactly stand up and wave their arms around, are their vocal chords always developed at least? Would it be like talking flatly for the adults?
Do their brains also develop rapidly after eating Algerion meat, or is the mental difference between a 15 and late-16 year old Nusriza minimal?