Language Learning - Achaea Online Help

4.13.1 Language Learning

(see HELP LANGUAGE TEACHERS, HELP LANGUAGE FLUENCY, and HELP LANGUAGE LIST)

To learn new languages requires:
1) gold sovereigns
2) language learning sessions
3) a language teacher
4) time


Language learning related commands
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LEARN languagename FROM denizenteacher
SCORE LANGUAGE (to see how many sessions you have available)
SPEAK (to see what languages you can speak)
SPEAK languagename (to start speaking in that language)
LANGUAGE (to see what language you are currently speaking)


Language learning sessions: gold costs
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Learning a new language costs 1,000 gold sovereigns per lesson for the first
twenty six sessions you learn, which would take you to full fluency in one
language. The gold cost for this would be 26,000.

After that, every twenty six sessions cost three times as much as the previous.
So your second 'set' of twenty six sessions will cost 3,000 gold sovereigns per
session. Your third, 9,000.

NOTE: The gold and language session cost is extracted at the VERY END of any
learning session. Don't put your money away! Have it available as the lesson
ends.


Language learning sessions: session costs
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Each language lesson costs one session, no matter how many languages you have
learnt.


Language learning sessions: time costs
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Beyond the time during the sessions, which is not too terribly long, there is
also the wait between sessions, which may only be taken once each Achaean
month.


Language sessions
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Newly-arrived adventurers, at 18 years of age, gain nine language sessions.
Each Achaean year, all adventurers gain an additional three language sessions.

To tell how many language learning sessions you currently possess, check
SCORE LANGUAGES.


Language learning for languages you already know
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You may know a language due to your race, such as if you're a Xorani you will
speak Xorani! You can STILL study Xorani - and then you will never lose the
language even if you change race.


Language learning sessions: buying, trading, converting, etc.
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You can't do it. Sessions may only be gained by aging. Period. They can't be
given, traded, bought, sold, loaned, converted, traded in, gambled, or anything
else.

(see HELP LANGUAGE TEACHERS, HELP LANGUAGE FLUENCY, and HELP LANGUAGE LIST)