Actually, I meant more like a separate language for the Dalelands, one for Amn, one for Thay, one for Rashamen, one for every separate nation on the continent. Or will Common be sufficient for communicating with people?
EDIT: Found a web article detailing languages. I'm just going to go with EVERYTHING. :)
Starting Languages for Human: Common, Chondathan (I'm going to be a Dalelands native)
Bonus Languages from Int: Abyssal, Celestial
Learned Languages: Undercommon, Goblin, Infernal, Draconic, Elven, Dwarven, Halfling, Gnomish, Netherese.
Once I level up, I'll start picking up the elemental tongues, self-taught out of the portable library he hauls around with him. :)
I've got a basic background idea to run by you also. Basically, he's a good-natured young priest who was raised from a young age by members of an obscure offshoot of the church of Kelemvor who call themselves the Reclaimers. Their core precept is honoring the souls now under their master's watchful care by making use of the earthly remnants those souls left behind and no longer need, putting them to good use exterminating sentient undead who defy Kelemvor's dominion, and other general nasties. In Cordale's case, he decided to honor his beloved Grandpa Jasper, the only surviving family member he knew, who died of old age when he was a baby and left him in the care of the clerics. Grandpa Jasper was a great warrior in his heyday, and he'd love the idea of getting dem old bones up, rattling around, and kicking badguy ass again.