Characters with this skill have a natural affinity with language which goes beyond learning and experience. They pick up languages very quickly and can learn enough of any tongue to 'get by' within one week of encountering it. They can also communicate with people even if they speak a different language - although such communication may be fairly basic. The character has a +10% modifier for all Understand Language tests.
If characters can read, they may be able to translate from unknown languages. This is left to the gamesmaster to decide under the circumstances, but must not include magic scrolls or anything written in arcane language.