When you first build the character, your Linguistics grants you a certain number of language points.
- 1 = 1
- 2 = 3
- 3 = 6
- 4 = 10
- 5 = 15
If you also have the Natural Linguist Merit, you gain +2 for each dot in Linguistics as well. . So a maximum of 25 points.
Once you enter play, Linguistics no longer gives you additional languages; it just makes it easier to understands ones you haven’t fully learned yet.
Learning a new language is a done in stages, like in real life. You are not just instantly fluent. To that end, you buy each language with XP like a secondary. The dots representing your mastery of that language from basic to fluent.