Hey guys in gals, I was wondering how I should let all the different species on my story communicate with each other, I don't want to go the cheap route and hand-wave it by saying something like "They all speak galactic basic" or "It's just translated for your convenience". I was wondering if a sort of translation device would be conceivable? A sort of multi-language dictionary that can translate the user's words into the language of the participant/receiver. I don't like to go too "soft" when it comes to Sci-Fi, I try and keep things real and conceivable. But I would love to hear other people's ideas!