Let's face it: I'm a critic. When I see such an intricate, detailed story, I try especially hard to pick it apart and find errors and inconsistencies. Numbers don't add up! Names change! Facts are contradicted! Fortunately, the following errors are minor. Only geeks like me pick them up after reading the series fifty times and taking notes.
(pb = paperback version, hc = hard cover version)
Robert Jordan says that the Old Tongue was spoken during the Age of Legends. The modern "Vulgar" tongue is a simple derivative of the Old Tongue, and thus easy for the Forsaken (and presumably the Seanchan) to decipher. Here's my source of information.
However, this doesn't explain how characters such as Perrin and Nynaeve can overhear the Forsaken speaking to each other, and understand it.
Robert Jordan was quoted as saying that he forgot to mention that she stayed in Far Madding.
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