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First of all, D&D 5 treats language as a binary - you know it with absolute fluency or you don't know it at all. You could stop right there and it would be fair. If you want to go further and allow someone to recognise a written or spoken language they don't know you need to decide: The applicable stat - Intelligence is a clear stand out The ...


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There is no hard and fast rule that says this should be possible. It's your decision as a DM. Judging from our world here, recognizing a language (without understanding a word of it) is pretty easy. I can easily recognize every language of each neighboring country as well as Spanish and Italian. I can tell apart Arabian languages, Russian and Chinese only ...



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