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Select a Skill from the drop-downlist:
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The Read/Write Language skill doesn't work like a standard skill.
- A character automatically knows how to read and write his or her native language; the character does not need ranks to do so.
- Each additional language costs 1 rank. When a character adds a rank to Read/Write Language, he or she chooses a new language that the character can read and write.
- A character never makes Read/Write Language checks. A character either knows how to read and write a specific language or doesn't.
- To be able to speak a language that the character can read and write, he or she must take the Speak Language skill for the appropriate language.
- A character can choose any language, modern or ancient. (See below for suggestions.) The GM might determine that a character can't learn a specific language due to the circumstances of the campaign.
Language Groups: There are thousands of languages to choose from when a character buys ranks in Speak Language or Read/Write Language. A few are listed here, sorted into their general language groups. A language's group doesn't matter when a character is buying ranks in Speak Language or Read/Write Language. Language groups are provided because they pertain to the Smart hero's Linguist talent. This list is by no means exhaustive-there are many more language groups, and most groups contain more languages than those listed here. Algic: Algonkin, Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Shawnee. Armenian: Armenian. Athabascan: Apache, Chipewyan, Navaho. Attic: Ancient Greek*, Greek. Baltic: Latvian, Lithuanian. Celtic: Gaelic (Irish), Gaelic (Scots), Welsh. Chinese: Cantonese, Mandarin. Finno-Lappic: Estonian, Finnish, Lapp. Germanic: Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Flemish, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish. Hamo-Semitic: Coptic*, Middle Egyptian*. Indic: Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit*, Urdu. Iranian: Farsi, Pashto. Japanese: Japanese. Korean: Korean. Romance: French, Italian, Latin*, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish. Semitic: Akkadian (aka Babylonian)*, Ancient Hebrew*, Arabic, Aramaic*, Hebrew. Slavic: Belorussian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Ukrainian. Tibeto-Burman: Burmese, Sherpa, Tibetan. Turkic: Azerbaijani, Turkish, Uzbek. Ugric: Hungarian (aka Magyar). *This is an ancient language. In the modern world it is spoken only by scholars, or in some cases by small populations in isolated corners of the world.