Would you count specializations towards book language requirements?
My question is simple: would you count specializations towards the language requirements for reading or writing books. For example, would Latin 3 (medical) be sufficient to study a book on Medecine? Obviously it can lead to abuse with Latin (hermetic usage) and copyists, but I still like the idea of semiliterate people only able to deal with specific topics.
We house ruled that specializations count, but anyone more proficient than you (without the specialization) can tell. So yes, you can write a book with Latin (Hermetic) 4, but anyone with Latin 5 will think your language is a bit strained. It has no effect other than contributing to reputation.
We did this mostly to free up skill points. (I'm increasingly of an opinion that I disagree with asumptions made in the 240 points at character creation.)
Considering that specialities in languages are often dialects, it might be appropriate to note any work written with a dialect (that is, where a speciality was used), and apply a negative adjustment to anyone with a different dialect trying to decifer it.
ie: A work written in latin(classical) might count a readers latin(hermetic) as 2 points lower.