Ur [[Yezhoù kaokazek ar gwalarn|yezh kaokazek ar gwalarn]] eus skourr ar yezhoù kirkasek eo ar '''c'habardeg''' (''къэбэрдеибзэ'') komzet e ▼
Ur [[Yezhoù kaokazek ar gwalarn|yezh kaokazek ar gwalarn]] eus skourr ar yezhoù kirkasek eo ar '''c'habardeg''' (''къэбэрдеибзэ'') komzet e
The '''Kabardian language''' is closely related to the '''[[Adyghe language]]''', both members of the [[Northwest Caucasian languages|Northwest Caucasian language]] family, mainly spoken in [[Jordan]], [[Turkey]], and the [[Kabardino-Balkaria|Kabardino-Balkar Republic]] of [[Russia]]. It has 48 consonant phonemes (of which an amazing 22 are [[fricative]]s), but just two phonemic vowels. It is one of very few languages to possess a clear phonemic distinction between [[ejective]] [[affricate]]s and ejective fricatives.
The Kabardian language has two major dialects, Besleney and Terek (the latter being the literary standard). Some argue that Kabardian is only a dialect of an overarching [[Circassian language]] that also includes the various Adyghe dialects.
Kabardian is written in a form of the [[Cyrillic alphabet]], and like all Northwest Caucasian languages, has an extremely complex verbal system.