One of the many talents one can acquire, Linguistics will let you study and analyze other languages so that you can master them.
To speak in your new language, simply SPEAK <language>. SPEAK by itself will list all languages you know, as well as your rank in that language.
Keep in mind, that while you can speak a language at any rank, you'll often make mistakes in your communication if you don't take the time to master it.
To write in another language, you can WRITE <thing> IN <language>. However, once again, while you can write in a language at any rank, there will often be words you do not yet understand how to write. As such, you'll automatically skip the writing of these words.
There are five ranks in Linguistics:
As you progress through the ranks, you'll find yourself able to understand more words. You will also gain knowledge faster through self-study.
To learn a language, you'll need to seek out the teacher for that language and then LEARN LANGUAGE OF <language> FROM <teacher>. To learn a language initially, it'll cost 30000 gold sovereigns. After that, you either pay for more lessons, or self-study by listening to other people speak that language and reading texts in that language.
Below is a list of all the language teachers:
Language Teacher Location
Atavian Veyla, a thin bookish Atavian Aerie
Chiav Llazuth, the Demon Spider Queen Black Keep
Dwarf Rognik, a young Dwarven librarian Tainhelm
Djeri Sarila, Imperial Librarian Djeir
Esmari Sir Vralin, Knight of the Beacon Pash Valley
Fae Gallynx, Queen of the Faeries Vintal Glade
Goblin Dudley, a Goblin mercenary Huanazedha
Golban** Bartek Helba
Grecht Master Atokhases Siroccians
Grook Oorangu, the Wise Eastern Ithmia
Harpy Kru'lax, the Harpy Polyargos
Horkvali Xizitioy, the Horkvali poet Grand Aetolian Library
Jaziri The Sheik, Niven El'Jazira
Imp Trevvae, the flautist Aureliana
Kelki Aeverie, a kelki scholar Grand Aetolian Library
Mhun Sekaan, the pole maker Prelatorian Highway
Nazetu Geltley, the freewoman Mostyn
Ogre Balam Agab, the ogre archmage Grand Aetolian Library
Orc^ Ghuhr, a weathered Orc worker Moghedu, Esterport (evenings)
Rajamala Tlolteotl, Bard of Saluria Saluria
Sylvan an Elder Maple Morgun forest
Troll Olam, a male troll librarian Craneskull
Tsinkin* Orson, Remi, and Dunkirk Tsinkin Municipality
Tsol'aa Ta'hena, the Tsol'aa sage Northern Ithmia
Xorani Lesiv, the Torstonite chieftain Torston
* - This language is not as easily learned, and may have special conditions to
meet before you can learn it. It might not even be available!
**- This language has an increased cost to learn and is much harder to master.
^ - This language is also taught by Darxa, found in Enorian at the Broken Tower Tavern, v55803.
See also: HELP TALENTS