Languages are the various ways creatures can communicate in Ver. By default you get
Language slots. The minimum number of language slots is 2. meaning even at -6 COG you have 2 language slots.
Learning languages. Your race will give you one or more languages you have learned. You know these. After that you have to learn languages on your own. Any language can be learned by studying a Language’s tome for 5 weeks. Or being taught by a professor for 168 hours (3 weeks).
Common is the exception. Common can be learned at character creation for free, or picked up by being with people speaking common for 2 weeks.
Below are short descriptions of some languages.
Common is the language of Ver, spoken by most creatures in Ver. This language was originally the language of the Kalics, but over time it has incorporated many different language’s words. Different creatures’ accents influence the style of common they speak very heavily, and there are many words for the same concept.
The language of the dwarves, dwarvish is a hard brash language. The language echoes well, and the primary dwarven accent allows for most words to be yelled with ease.
Spoken by many creatures of the forest, floran uses a lot of body language, and various sounds to mean the same thing so that many different creatures can speak it. Some words in floran are even communicated through scent.
The language of the Goran, music is at its core. Goran has a specific cadence, and messing it up can mean saying something very different.
A language created by the Teleks to replace their old language. Lingvo is incredibly regular, and easy to pronounce, but has very specific compound words for describing exactly what you want.
A language of traders, and adventurers, Nomadic has its roots in many languages, primarily Goran, Dwarvish, and Floran.