Khezian Language

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Khezian
Qezisam
Qezisam
Pronunciation[ˈxe:zɪsɐm]
RegionVaniua
EthnicityKhezid
Native speakers40 million  (2017)
Language family
Early forms:
Proto-Vaniuan
  • Proto-Western-Vaniuan
    • Dasic
      • Old Khezian
        • Khezian
Writing systemVucheshian
Official status
Official language in Khezan
CWS codeKHEZ

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.

Classification

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.

History

Phonology

Below is the phonology of the Osgimi Standard.

Consonants

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Affricate t͡ʃ
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x h
Approximant l r j

Vowels

Short/lax vowels
Front Back
Close ɪ ʊ
Open ɑ
 
Long/tense vowels
Front Back
Close
Mid
Open

Phonotactics

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.

Morphology and syntax

Vocabulary

Writing and literature