Emil got his handshake! Not from the person he was aiming for but good enough.
Yes, it's the language barriers many of you were already expecting. I'm going to use the tiny flag symbols in the speech bubbles when it matters that people are talking in different languages and that some may not be understanding what's being said. So not most of the time, it won't be that crucial to know all the time. Lalli is clearly going to be the constant problem since he only knows Finnish, and Emil a smaller problem with only knowing Swedish (but that does make him able to understand Norwegian and written Danish, so he's not quite as bad off. Can't understand Icelandic, though.)
Hmmm... maybe I should eventually put that flag-cheat-sheet somewhere in the sidebar. Could be helpful for some?