So uh. Pregnant women produce extra pheromones, right? Because of...I dunno, stuff. It's not anything consciously sensed, of course, but I'm certain that it can be subconsciously sensed in some...way. Or form.
I have an FtM who is pregnant. Not obviously so, so there are no physical signs in his appearance. Up until this point he's passed fairly well as a man, not ever really getting a "ma'am" from anybody, even though he is a very pretty young man.
The question here is, would the pheromones be anything serious enough to subconsciously affect his passing? People who are borderline on his androgyny sensing it somewhere in the back of their minds and leaning toward ma'am rather than sir?
More a point of curiousity than anything else, seeing as how a first-person narration wouldn't cover it, but you know >_> Inquiring minds need to know.
I'm writing a scene set in a small town in County Galway in the 1740s. My 17-year-old character is the son of a Catholic merchant. The family are falling on hard times. Can anyone tell me whether this character would be likely to speak to his family in Irish (Gaedhilge) or English? I know that both languages were spoken there at the time, and that Irish was more common, but I can't find enough information to establish the situation for this character.
For a bonus: would it be plausible for this character to be proficient in both languages?