|Native speakers||40 million (2017)|
|Official language in||Khezan|
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Khezian is a Dasic language within the Western Vaniuan branch of the Vaniuan language family. Khezian is a pluricentric language, otherwise known as a dialect continuum, as there are multiple accepted variants of the language throughout the country of Khezan, however the dialect spoken by the most people, and the variant used most internationally, is the Osgim Standard. Khezian is written in the Khezian alphabet, a modification of the Vucheshian alphabet.
Khezian is a Dasic language descended from the Western Vaniuan branch of the Vaniuan languages. The Dasic languages are a small branch of the family that contain the languages of Khezian and Bashan, the latter of which is spoken in Vosan.
Below is the phonology of the Osgimi Standard.
|Plosive||p b||t d||k g|
|Fricative||f v||θ ð||s z||ʃ ʒ||x||h|
Notes: • The open vowels [ɐ] and [ä:] appear central but have back realizations, hence their position on the chart.
For the most part, Khezian has a CVC syllable structure, C including t͡ʃ, with intervocalic consonant clusters being uncommon, and those that start with plosives being nonexistent, except in loanwords.