“Closely Related” ( CR ) Languages
If a character is trained in a language they can speak a CR language at 2 points less fluency.
The minimum effective level in the CR language would be 1 level.
“Related” ( R ) Languages
If a character is trained in a language they can speak a R language at 3 points less fluency. If their effective understanding would be less than 1 level they cannot understand the language.
“Distantly Related” ( DR ) Languages
A character who has 4 or more points in a language can on a successful INT role understand basic statements made in a DR language to their own.
“Barely Related” ( BR ) Languages
BR languages grant no automatic skill level.
“Unrelated” and “Alien” Languages
These represent languages which share no commonality at all.