indefinite article. 'a' is always a double compartment graph.
the style of 'a' is variable.
upper case 'A' to begin a phrase, tipped with red as are other upper case letters on this folio.
an extreme form of the upper case 'A' in version 3.
the point on the left side of the lobe of 'd' may be more or less pointed, but this is generally the shape of 'd' in medial position in the word. 'd' is always looped.
the pointed aspect of 'd' becomes more exaggerated when 'd' is in initial position.
'd' with 'es' abbreviative mark.
double compartment 'g' in initial position.
a different formation for this double compartment 'g'. The lower compartment is greatly extended.
whenever 'g' is in final position there is always a tag attached.
a triangular head-stroke on this example of 'h'.
the tail-stroke of 'h' usually flicks back to the right as in version 1. However, it can occasionally be found tucked below the letter.
occasionally the tail-stroke turns counter-clockwise to connect with the following letter.
here the scribe continues the tail in a clockwise direction and loops up to join the following graph
long 'r' used frequently throughout. Sometimes a fork is created between the two arms, at other times, as here, there is little discernible space.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in all positions in a word. When used in initial or medial positions there is no otiose stroke from the bottom of the letter whereas it is almost always present when used in final position.
modern 'r' used occasionally.
'r' with flourish as the final word of a line.
square-shaped sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
upper case 'S'.
long 's' is used initially and medially. It is frequently copied at a slight angle and the approach stroke can be clearly seen here.
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the scribe uses versions 1 and 2 in almost equal proportion at the beginning of a word. This 'w' without lead-in stroke is always used in medial position.
'w' with lead-in stroke used in initial position only.
the whole of this complicated structure is a 'w'. The 'B'-shaped element to the right appears almost detached from the rest of the graph. Perhaps the scribe was a little over-enthusiastic.
Usage: thy counseill
typical 'y' with tail sweeping under following letters.
tail of 'y' joining the next letter.
tail of 'y' curtailed.
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thorn only used followed by a superscript letter.
the stem of thorn is long and straight.
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