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D'ni alphabet   D'Ni

The D'ni alphabet was created for use in the computer games Myst and Riven, which are produced by Cyan Inc. The D'ni alphabet is used to write D'ni, a language created for use in Myst and Riven which is spoken by a number of the characters in these games.

D'ni alphabet

Note

Some of the transliterations and phonetic values are uncertain.

Numerals

The D'ni use a 25 base counting system. The number 25 can be written either as a single symbol or as a combination of the symbols for 1 and 0.

D'ni numerals

Sample text in D'ni

Sample text in D'ni

Transliteration
.lenah biv kenen tenesh erthbantee meh keelentee roob rekeelen fahets kenen ten ril-tsan

Translation

Every journey is simply a series of steps but the first step is not always simple.

Sample text provided by Jeff Klinger

Links

D'ni Guild - news and information on D'ni-related topics
http://www.cyanworlds.com/?page=dniguild

Guild of Linguists - information on the D'ni alphabet and language
http://linguists.riedl.org/old

Official Website for the Restoration of D'ni
www.drcsite.org

Fictional alphabets


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