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21st Feb '17 6:25:58 AM Kakai
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* Wordwitches in ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' have the ability to speak and understand every language in existence as part of their powerset.
10th Feb '17 10:47:31 AM BlackSunNocturne
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' doesn't have all the linguistic feats of ''3.5''. What it ''does'' have is two changes that make it easier to have more languages: the skill for learning new languages is merged with the skill for forgery (of documents) and the skill for deciphering coded, incomplete or archaic texts, so anyone that wants to be good at the other two things is going to know a lot of languages by default, and the boni from intelligence are now retroactive -- including how many languages you know.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' * ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the SpiritualSuccessor to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, doesn't have all the linguistic feats of ''3.5''. its parent syste,. What it ''does'' have is two changes that make it easier to have more languages: the skill for learning new languages is merged with the skill for forgery (of documents) and the skill for deciphering coded, incomplete or archaic texts, so anyone that wants to be good at the other two things is going to know a lot of languages by default, and the boni from intelligence are now retroactive -- including how many languages you know.know.
** A canonical example of an omniglot is Ezren Zefiir, the Iconic Wizard. In his pre-generated statblocks, he's fluent in six languages at level 1[[note]]Common, Draconic, Goblin, Infernal, Osiriani, and Terran[[/note]], thirteen at level 7[[note]]All of the former, plus Abyssal, Celestial, Elven, Giant, Ignan, Infernal, Kelish, and Undercommon[[/note]] and ''TWENTY'' languages, one of them being a ''dead'' language, at level 12[[note]]Adding Aklo, Aquan, Auran, Azlanti, Dwarven, Gnoll, and Orc[[/note]].
27th Jan '17 9:41:35 AM MarkyVigoroth
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* Benny Lewis can speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Esperanto, Mandarin Chinese, Irsh, Dutch, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers American Sign Language]]. He even makes a living on [[http://www.fluentin3months.com/ how to get fluent in 3 months]]!

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* Benny Lewis can speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Esperanto, Mandarin Chinese, Irsh, Irish, Dutch, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers American Sign Language]]. He even makes a living on [[http://www.fluentin3months.com/ how to get fluent in 3 months]]!
27th Jan '17 9:41:01 AM MarkyVigoroth
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* Benny Lewis can speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Esperanto, Mandarin Chinese, Irsh, Dutch, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers American Sign Language]]. He even makes a living on [[http://www.fluentin3months.com/ how to get fluent in 3 months]]!
17th Jan '17 4:56:22 AM LordInsane
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' doesn't have all the linguistic feats of ''3.5''. What it ''does'' have is the skill for learning new languages being merged with the skill for forgery (of documents) and the skill for deciphering coded, incomplete or archaic texts, so anyone that wants to be good at the other two things is going to know a lot of languages by default.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' doesn't have all the linguistic feats of ''3.5''. What it ''does'' have is two changes that make it easier to have more languages: the skill for learning new languages being is merged with the skill for forgery (of documents) and the skill for deciphering coded, incomplete or archaic texts, so anyone that wants to be good at the other two things is going to know a lot of languages by default.default, and the boni from intelligence are now retroactive -- including how many languages you know.
16th Jan '17 9:39:47 PM karstovich2
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** Nabokov was, of course, himself a polyglot.

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** Nabokov was, of course, himself a polyglot.polyglot, speaking several languages, and is one of the few writers to have composed works of literary merit in two languages (in Nabokov's case, Russian and English, of which the former was his native language).
13th Jan '17 9:29:16 PM karstovich2
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* Creator/KarlMarx was quite able to write in several European languages and (as a matter of course for an educated gentleman of his era) had a knowledge of Latin and Greek by the end of highschool. This shows in his work, which is hard to understand as it is without the allusions to obscure foreign language terms. He even elaborates on minutiae like the difference between "worth" and "value" - in the ''German'' edition.

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* Creator/KarlMarx was quite able to write in several European languages and (as a matter of course for an educated gentleman of his era) had a knowledge of Latin and Greek by the end of highschool.high school. This shows in his work, which is hard to understand as it is without the allusions to obscure foreign language terms. His main languages, however, were German (his native tongue) and English (as he lived in England for much of his life, and died there).[[note]]He also conducted a rather interesting correspondence with UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar--all in perfect English.[[/note]] He even elaborates on minutiae like the difference between the English words "worth" and "value" - in the ''German'' edition.
13th Jan '17 9:26:23 PM karstovich2
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was able to speak at least 8 languages; Serbo-Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla was able to speak at least 8 languages; Serbo-Croatian, his native Serbian/Serbo-Croatian/whatever they're calling it this week, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin.
13th Jan '17 9:21:38 PM karstovich2
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* Cleopatra was known to speak between 6 and 9 languages, depending on who you ask. The general consensus seems to be Aramaic, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, Greek being her native language, and Egyptian the language of her kingdom.

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* Cleopatra was known to speak between 6 and 9 languages, depending on who you ask. The general consensus seems to be Aramaic, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, Greek being her native language, and Egyptian the language of her kingdom. This was actually somewhat unusual for her dynasty; rulers of the Ptolemaic Dynasty often didn't even bother to learn Egyptian (being as they thoroughly disdained the "common" folk of their kingdom), let alone anything else beyond Greek.
5th Jan '17 8:19:41 AM Materioptikon
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* Alfred Nobel knew five languages (Swedish, Russian, German, English and French) by age seventeen. He once ran and add in those languages looking for a personal assistant and got a response in all five languages from one applicant. He hired her on the spot. Her name was - Bertha von Suttner. Who was a well known pacifist and may well have been responsible the inventor of dynamite and dealer in weapons grade explosive dedicating his fortune to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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* Alfred Nobel knew five languages (Swedish, Russian, German, English and French) by age seventeen. He once ran and add an ad in those languages looking for a personal assistant and got a response in all five languages from one applicant. He hired her on the spot. Her name was - Bertha von Suttner. Who was a well known pacifist and may well have been responsible the inventor of dynamite and dealer in weapons grade explosive dedicating his fortune to the Nobel Peace Prize.
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