Herr Aage and Lady Else. I had never heard of it before.
Let's take a closer look at Panigpak's amulet. It is:
a bone disc;
an inch and a half in diameter;
hanging on a sealskin loop that passes through a hole at one edge;
graven in the hollow with a blackened image of a bird and the moon;
able to -
- let its wearer understand any speech and reply in the same language;
draw in a soul, then let that soul enter its wearer;
give its wearer knowledge of the local environment.
The diaglossa, fitting into an ear, lets its wearer understand and speak any language with which it has been programmed and also bestows local knowledge. Thus, magical amulet and technological diaglossa have strong similarities.