Linguist
An expert in the study of languages.

With the myriad languages that are found throughout the Terragen bubble, linguistics is a popular field, and the good Linguist is always in demand.

Most linguists are augmented with extensive data bases and, if bionts, wetware that enables them to easily and quickly learn and understand new languages. E understands and is highly knowledgeable in not only grammar, phonology, and Chomskian deep structures, the development of language skills in children, animals, alife, and autonomous sophonts, but also history, categorization, standardization, and comparison of dialects and languages. Most linguists tend to specialize in a particular language family or the linguistics of a particular clade or toposophic.
 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev, from the original by Robert J. Hall

Initially published on 03 December 2001.