I'm outlining my fantasy 'epic', but I've hit a snag: the language barrier. My main character is set to travel the continent -- containing three major countries -- but I'm worried about languages. Naturally, they all would speak a different language (I wouldn't be surprised if one had multiple). But I'm hesitant to introduce this because: 1.) it would be confusing, if accurate; 2.) a butt-load of work to create and develop several different ones; 3.) I'm paranoid and shouldn't worry about something so trivial? I've been toying with the idea to take the cue from Tolkien and introduce a common tongue, but it ultimately feels like I'm copping out and being unrealistic. How do you cope with it -- ignore it? Worry about it later?