Most monoduga lack a strong sense of individuality thanks to their telepathic hive mind and collaborative approach to, well, everything.
That said, just as some people lose their sight or hearing through illness or injury, some Monoduga find themselves severed from the network entirely. These individuals often prefer to travel to other parts of the world than try and survive in a community built entirely around a psychic communication that they're no longer a part of.
To have a psychic link to everyone important you cauterised is jarring, particularly when you are used to that level of communication.
For this reason, the Severed usually work towards highly social vocations and projects. Once they have found a community that appeals to them in some way, they will often set down roots and stay there for the rest of their lives; getting to know a set of people well is much more familiar than continuing to travel.
Monoduga are the least adept Channelers across Neyush.
However, Severed monoduga often find that their increased individuality and decreased reliance on others makes it easier for them to form connections with the Spheres, often drifting away from the Anvil that the few non-severed monoduga channelers find an affinity with.
Before the Monolata language existed, Severed monoduga had a great deal of difficulty interacting with others.
Developing and evolving essentially in a vacuum on the southern continent of Monyus, they were inspired to create a spoken language after meeting other species on the planet. This not only allowed for better communication between monoduga and Severed, but between them and the rest of the population of Neyush.
Old words, new ideas
"Monoduga" is actually a term created by vena that means something like "single-mind people". When Severed monoduga started creating a language, they used the "mono" part of the word to refer to themselves and added "lata" to mean "language", using the tilken-derived word "llatä", meaning "tongue".
It has an extremely simple phonology and word structure, reflecting three things at once: their underdeveloped speaking muscles, their collective desire for logic, and their tendency to share and simplify ideas among themselves instantly.
How the turntables...
Even with this tool available, most monoduga struggle to communicate with non-psychic species, making severed monduga the best candidates for inter-species interactions.
The psychically-linked mammalian species native to the southern continent of Monyus
The auxiliary language designed by severed monoduga to communicate without their psychic link