|Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context. It includes knowledge of phonetics, language meaning, grammar and other aspects of communication among the four primary races of the Frontier. |
Phonetics is the study of speech and non-speech sounds, which delves into their acoustic and articulatory properties. The study of language meaning deals with how languages encode relations between entities, properties, and other aspects of the world to convey, process, and assign meaning, as well as manage and resolve ambiguity. While the study of semantics typically concerns itself with truth conditions, pragmatics deals with how situational context influences the production of meaning.
Grammar is a system of rules which governs the production and use of utterances in a given language. These rules apply to sound as well as meaning, and include componential subsets of rules, such as those pertaining to phonology (the organisation of phonetic sound systems), morphology (the formation and composition of words), and syntax (the formation and composition of phrases and sentences).
Characters with this skill can identify languages spoken among the major races of the Frontier and possibly pinpoint them down to not only specific worlds, but specific regions of those worlds by the speaker's accent.
Characters with this skill are quicker to pick up new languages.
Success Rate: (INT / 2) + 10 + skill level
Success Rate: (INT / 2) + skill level