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Khezian
Qezisam
[xe:zɪsɐm]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 3 October 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: KhezanOfficial DasharMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Khezian Khezian is a language spoken by about three million people in the Vaniuan country of  Khezan on Sahar. It is one of many Vaniuan languages, part of the Ryamaian family of languages which spans south and central Miraria. In deeper classification, it is considered a Western Vaniuan language and specifically a Dasic language, closely related to the Bateri, Sarash, and Badovi languages in Khezan's neighboring countries of Vosan, Dashar, and Oyazan respectively. It also bears relation to the prominent Vaniuan languages of Vosan, Koman, and Balak on varying scales of closeness.

Phonologically, Khezian in the Kavam dialect (the primary one used in government and is most often spoken internationally) is considered to have twenty-four consonants and seven vowels, which may change slightly with sandhi. It also contains vowel reduction with five of the vowels, those being /ä e i o u/, reducing to a set of three ([ɐ ɪ ʊ]) in unstressed syllables, and the two remaining vowels /ɨ ə/ are always reduced, presenting as [i ɐ]. It is also one of few Vaniuan languages to have a dental fricative series, caused by Old Khezian {s,z,ʃ,ʒ}v clusters.

Khezian is considered a fusional language, with seven cases for nouns, nine cases for pronouns (two of them exclusive to the third person only, the dying-out construct and the adessive cases), two numbers (singular and plural), and two classes. Adjectives agree with nouns in number, and verbs come in indicative and subjunctive moods, are marked for three persons, and distinguish imperfect and perfect past tense. I quite like it.

Here's the updated dictionary. See this spreadsheet for more information.

This language is the proud owner of two '2 millionth word registered on CWS' words! Those being taq and torus.
Sample of Khezian[view] Nuç tám e bolávis rem vijena cauvur cıjím ja çeva.

Knowledge is a deadly friend if no one sets the rules.
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Latest vocabulary
cauvurnno one
bolávisadjdeadly
Azetareskalamnname of an ideology
Language family relationships
Language treeVaniuan
 ⤷  Proto-Vaniu
  ⤷ Proto-Western Vaniuan
   ⤷ Dаsic
    ⤷ Old Khezian
     ⤷  Khezian
[view] About VaniuanThe Vaniuan language is a family of languages originating from a disputed urheimat of either Western Parshita or around Lake Melkanchuta. Its descendant languages consist of around an estimated 400-700 Million speakers with varying phonologies, vocab...
[edit] [view] Kafáiçam (Kafait)The dialect spoken in the highlands of northern Khezan, near and influenced by Bashan.
[edit] [view] Qezisam / Hasaracam / Macam (Kavam)The standard dialect and lingua franca of Khezan. The three names just mean "Khezian", "Government language", and "Mother tongue" respectively, all used depending on who you talk to.
[edit] [view] Cadaẓvacam (Shadavash)The dialect found on the eastern coast of Khezan. Compared to the rest of Khezan, these are just the hippies.
[edit] [view] Zelencam (Zelen)The interior dialect of Khezian, spoken around Lake Palam.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     n        
Plosive p b     t d     k g  
Fricative   f v θ ð [s]1 z ʃ ʒ   x h
Affricate         t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant       l        
Approximant           j    
Trill       r        
  1. word-final, allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i i:       u:
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid [e:]1       [o:]2
Near-open     ɐ    
Open     ä:    
  1. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  2. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Khezian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KhezianOrthography [edit]
Ll
Ll
/l/
Bb
Bb
/b/
Pp
Pp
/p/
Vv
Vv
/v/
Ff
Ff
/f/
Ss
Ss
/s/
Zz
Zz
/z/
Dd
Dd
/d/
Tt
Tt
/t/
Ťť
Çç
/t͡ʃ/
Rr
Rr
/r/, [s]1
Kk
Kk
/k/
Gg
Gg
/g/
Mm
Mm
/m/
Jj
Jj
/ʒ/
Cc
Cc
/ʃ/
Ðð
Ẓẓ
/ð/
Þþ
Ṣṣ
/θ/
Qq
Qq
/x/
Nn
Nn
/n/
Yy
Yy
/j/
Hh
Hh
/h/
Ææ
Əə
/ɐ/
Aa
Aa
/ɐ/, [ä:]2
Ii
İi
/ɪ/, [ɐ]3, [i:]4
Ɨɨ
/i/
Ee
Ee
/ɪ/, [ɐ]5, [e:]6
Oo
Oo
/ʊ/, [o:]7, [ɐ]8
Uu
Uu
/ʊ/, [u:]9, [ɐ]10
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  1. word-final
  2. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  3. word-final
  4. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  5. word-final
  6. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  7. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  8. word-final
  9. first syllable, if stress is not elsewhere
  10. word-final
Additional NotesGraphemes ı and ə are not universally accepted by speakers of Khezian, and are only part of Standard orthography. Informally and colloquially, they may be replaced by i and a respectively, or ə may be written as è.
Both letters are hardly common at all, with ə mainly coming in via loanwords from Sarash or Koman.
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Khezian Stairs 21-Jun-21 14:27
Typological information for Khezian

Primary word orderSVO
Relative clause headGapped
Stress marked?Yes - diacritic
OptativeDedicated verb conjugation

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