First up, though, how do you say "illiterate" or "illiteracy" in whatever languages you all know? And are there any interesting etymological roots behind those definitions? (Kind of a side point...it's probably not relevant to my work but it's still cool to know.)
Thanks so much. :) I'm actually hoping to make this as undefined as possible--I don't want to anchor it to any specific place, so as to make the viewer (it'll be a motion piece) experience it, no matter what languages s/he speaks--so hopefully I won't have too many more queries for you, but this community is just such a great repository of knowledge.