Dorai Minath was created by Alex Mason in July of 2005 as an
alphabet for use by the Draconic people of Ardor (a fantasy world
he created) to write Dorai Ssatha, their language. It was originally
quite different from the one pictured here but was revised again
and again until this version was created.
The Draconic People, or the Dragons, as they are more commonly known,
started as a fairly primitive race and, as such, did not begin to create
their own paper or writing utensils for quite some time. Dorai Minath
was originally meant to be carved into stone or wooden surfaces and
as such, there are no curves in the alphabet. All the letters are
drawn with straight lines. The straight line form of the alphabet
is still used, even though the Dragons have long since become one
of the most civilized races on Ardor.
Type of writing system: alphabet
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal rows.
Letters in the alphabet are grouped according to similar
shape. For example, A, I, U, S, SS, SH and Z are all composed
of a vertical line with one or more left-facing horizontal
lines attached to it.
Dorai Minath alphabet
The character "SS" is pronounced as a prolonged "S" like in the word "Hiss"
The letter J has 2 pronounciations. It is most commonly pronounced [ ʒ ].
However, when in front of the letter E, it is pronounced [ j ].
For example, the Draconic equivalent of the verb "to act" is "issulje" [issulje]
Dorai Minath punctuation
Dorai Minath numerals
Sample text in Dorai Minath
Koth drathissa ur zadje pichoe u gathsi ass shangje. Nissa ur
qussath shiss baiss ass dussthi ass hero gothiss in koelissu ja
rathissku he vssithrass issulje.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Dorai Minath, you can contact Alex at