Language Skills

Language (Special)

Unlike other skills, languages can not default from other languages. Each must be learned separately.

  • Verbal {Language} (See below)
  • Written {Language} (See below)

The language skills are broken up into verbal and written language. Verbal language represents listening and speaking, while Written Language reprents reading and writing. The chart below shows definitions for the levels of these skills:

Level Description Native Speaker Second Language
1 Uses isolated memorized words and phrases, no creation of unique language. Toddler No functional fluency
2 Use of phrase and short sentences; limited creation of unique language Kindergartener Survival level language; hard to make self understood to those not used to dealing with foreigners
3 Uses full sentences; speaks on concrete topics (who, what, etc.?); free creation of unique language Middle Schooler Speaks with strong accent that may confuse those not used to dealing with foreigners
4 Uses full paragraphs; speaks on abstract, familiar topics (why, how, what if?) High Schooler Speaks with pronounced accent, though fewer people have difficulty understanding
5 Functional fluency and accuracy High School Graduate Speaks with noticeable accent, almost no one has trouble understanding
6 Strong fluency and accuracy; minimum level for magic use College Graduate Speaks with weak accent; none have trouble understanding
7 Scholarly language use; uses one professional language (doctor, lawyer) correctly if educated as well Post-Graduate Education Speaks with barely detectable accent, none have trouble understanding
8 Scholarly language use; uses two professional languages correctly if educated as well Erudite Indistinguishable from native speaker

Notes:

  1. Higher language levels allow further numbers of professional languages (assuming appropriate education)
  2. Above descriptions refer to speaking only. For writing levels, “accent” refers to number of grammar, spelling, punctuation mistakes, etc.

Languages

Non-Verbal

  • American Sign Language

Alagonkian

  • Alagonkin
  • Arapho
  • Blackfoot
  • Cheyenne
  • Cree
  • Micmac
  • Mohican
  • Ojibwa
  • Shawnee
  • Wiyot
  • Yurok

Athabascan

  • Apache Chipewyan Navaho

Caddoan

  • Caddo Pawnee Wichita

Chukchi

  • Chukchi

Eskimo

  • Eskimo

Muskogean

  • Chickasaw
  • Choctaw
  • Creek
  • Seminole

Salish

  • Chehalis
  • Okanagon
  • Salish

Slouan

  • Catawba
  • Crow
  • Dakota
  • Hidatsa
  • Omaha
  • Osage

Tsimsian

  • Tsimshian

Uto-Atzecan

  • Aztec
  • Comanche
  • Hopi Paiute
  • Papago
  • Pipa
  • Shoshoni
  • Ute

Zuni

  • Zuni

Armenian

  • Armenian

Baltic

  • Estonian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian

Greek

  • Greek

Slavic

  • Bulgarian
  • Belorussian
  • Czech
  • Georgian
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croation
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Ukranian

Turkic

  • Azerbijani
  • Chuvash
  • Kazakh
  • Kirshiz
  • Tatar
  • Turki
  • Turkish
  • Uzbek
  • Yakut

Ugrian

  • Magyar
  • Ostyak
  • Vogul

Basque

  • Basque

Celtic

  • Breton
  • Gaelic
  • Welsh

Finnic

  • Cheremis
  • Finnish
  • Karellan
  • Lapp
  • Livonian
  • Mordvin
  • Veps
  • Votyak
  • Zyrlan

Germanic

  • Afrikaans
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Flemish
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Yiddish

Romance

  • Catalan
  • French
  • Galician
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Proven×al
  • Rumanian
  • Spanish

Dravidian

  • Gondi
  • Kannada
  • Kurukh
  • Malayalam

Khoisan

  • Bushman
  • Hadza
  • Hottentot
  • Nama
  • Sandawe

Niger-Kordofanian

  • Anyl
  • Ashanti
  • Azande
  • Bassa
  • Baule
  • Bemba
  • Birom
  • Bulu
  • Efik
  • Ewe
  • Fang
  • Fante
  • Fula
  • Ganda
  • Ibo
  • Igbo
  • Kikyu
  • Kituba
  • Kongo
  • Kpele
  • Kru
  • Luba
  • Lunda
  • Makua
  • Mande
  • Mbundu
  • Mende
  • More
  • Mossi
  • Ngala
  • Ngbaudi
  • Myamwezi-Sukuma
  • Nyanja
  • Rundi
  • Rwanda
  • Shona
  • Sotho
  • Sukuma
  • Swahili
  • Temme
  • Tiv
  • Tswana
  • Twi
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa
  • Yao
  • Yoruba
  • Zande
  • Zulu

Nilotic

  • Bagimi
  • Dinka
  • Fur
  • Kanembu
  • Kanuri
  • Koman
  • Luo
  • Maban
  • Masal
  • Nuer
  • Sango
  • Shilluk
  • Songhai
  • Wadai

Papuan

  • Dayak
  • Negrito
  • Papua

Hamitic

  • Beja
  • Berber
  • Galla
  • Hausa
  • Somali
  • Tuareng

Indo-Iranian

  • Baluchi
  • Kurdish
  • Persian
  • Pushtu

Semitic

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Harafi
  • Hebrew
  • Neo-Aramic
  • Tigre
  • Tirginya

Indic

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Bhili
  • Gujarti
  • Hindi
  • Konkani
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Rajasthani
  • Sindhi
  • Sinhalese
  • Urdu

Japanese

  • Japanese

Korean

  • Korean

Mon-Khmer

  • Khmer
  • Mon Annamese

Mongolic

  • Khalkha

Sino-Tebetian

  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Hakka
  • Kashmiri
  • Lao
  • Mandarin
  • Min
  • Nepali
  • Shan
  • Thai
  • Tebetian
  • Wu Yueh

Malayo-Polynesian

  • Bahasa
  • Cebnuano
  • Ilocano
  • Javanese
  • Kiriwina
  • Madurese
  • Malayan
  • Maori
  • Melanesian
  • Micronesian
  • Misima
  • Panay-Hiligaynon
  • Polynesian
  • Samar-Leyte
  • Samoan
  • Sundanese
  • Tagalog
  • Taluga

Mayan

  • Guatemalan
  • Kekchi
  • Mam
  • Quich-Tzutujil-Cakique
  • Yucatan

Oto-Manguan

  • Mixtec
  • Otomi
  • Zapotec

South American Indian

  • Arowkan
  • Cariban
  • Quechua
  • Tupi-Guarani

Sperethiel

  • Sperethiel