Apr 19, 2019 8:21 AM
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"Home is like that too, that's why a lot of people speak three or four languages. Although I can pronounce two languages from home, are you in the market for another one?"

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"I will acquire any languages that are spoken in my vicinity."

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"But do you want them enough to pay for them?"

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"I do not make financial transactions."

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"Will anyone who does make financial transactions want them that much?"

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"I do not know. I know about translation software and languages."

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...She asks the translator about the kinds of magic it has words for. That'll get her some false positives - her language has a word for telepathy and she thought that was fictional until today - but it would be weird if it got her any false negatives.

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The translator has words in various languages for many types of magic vague and precise. Telepathy, or psi, is not considered technically magical.

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"What's the exact definition of the word you're translating 'magic' as?"

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"Magic is a force or effect without a basis in the conventional laws of physics, especially one which does not derive from a source understood to be divine."

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"Of or pertaining to gods, beings greater in any of several senses than typical persons, especially if understood to have moral authority."

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Echan frowns.

"...Are you thinking of warlords? People you obey because they're strong and will protect you from other people?"

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"No. 'Gods' are beings understood to be different on a fundamental level, although some cultures have believed that godhood could inhere in a member of their own kind."

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"...Are any of the people or things I've mentioned so far gods?"

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"No."

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