maximize linguistic magic powers 

heard a guy at a café say "I want to learn every language" and while I believe that would be practically (and in other ways) impossible, it makes me wonder if there is some kind of skillset you could acquire that would maximize the number of different language speaking humans you were able to partially communicate with 🤔 💭

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maximize linguistic magic powers 

@logarithmic_function I think Nicholas Ostler has talked about this. English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin will take you far.

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