I'm running an Eberron campaign using the Pathfinder system.
Suppose a character has several bonus languages from character creation. She is able to read and speak this language, per the Core Rulebook (pg. 17), and it seems fair to extend this to writing and audible listening as well.
Suppose this character wants to make a careful copy/forgery of a document in one of those languages. To do so, one would ordinarily make a Linguistics skill check. The Pathfinder rules state that the Linguistics skill can only be used when trained in it.
Does this mean a character can't read, write, copy, or forge a document in a language they know? This seems like a contradiction in the rules.
Along the same lines....If a character can read/write in a language they know ("untrained" in Linguistics), shouldn't they be able to at least attempt all of those actions, though perhaps without bonuses conferred by being trained? A copied document may be a horrible as a forgery which they may not be capable of, but excellent as a written text, which they are capable of.