1 Creature or Object
This spell allows the caster to understand the spoken words of a creature or read an otherwise incomprehensible written message (such as writing in another language). In either case, the caster must touch the creature or the writing.
Note that the ability to read does not necessarily impart understanding of the material, nor does the spell enable the caster to speak or write an unknown language. Written material can be read at the rate of one page or equivalent per three segments.
Magical writing cannot be read, other than to know it is magical, but the spell is often useful when deciphering treasure maps. This spell can be foiled by certain warding magics like Secret Page and Illusionary Script and it does not reveal messages concealed in otherwise normal text.
The reverse of this spell, Confuse Languages, cancels a Comprehend Languages spell or renders a writing or a creature's speech incomprehensible.