. Fon-e Koşlen .
|Native speakers||TBD (2016)|
|Writing system||Vaniuan script|
|Official language in||Gushlia|
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Gushli (. Fon-e Koşlen .; Fon-e Koşlen, /fone koʃlen/) is a Kashisan language within the Eastern Vaniuan branch of the Vaniuan language family. Along with the Balak language, Gushli is a national variant of the pluricentric Jazaghan language. Gushli belongs to the Kashisan branch of the Vaniuan language family. Standard Gushli is written in the Gushli alphabet, a modified variant of the Vaniuan alphabet.
The Gushli language is considered a continuation of Middle Jazaghan, and has inherited its spelling conventions, creating a complicated system of historical spelling. Throughout its history the language has had moderate influence from the Khamaian language, the ancestor of which also served as a substrate for Proto-Kashisan, as well as more significant influence from the Koman language.
|Plosive||p b||t d||k ɡ|
|Fricative||f v||ɕ ʑ||ʃ ʒ||x ɣ|
Gushli has a system of 6 phonemic vowels, with no distinction in length.
- The front vowels /e i/ are realised as rounded [ø y] when following labial consonants.
Gushli is a moderately agglutinative language, though it does preserve fusional affixes for nouns and verbs. Nouns are divided into two animacy classes - animate and inanimate - and are inflected slightly differently depending on the class they are on; inanimate nouns don't inflect for plural number, while animate nouns do.