with the provisos set out under version 2, the scribe uses only this secretary 'a' as a lower case letter. This scribe begins copying a line of verse just above the line. As the copying progresses the words slope upwards even further away from the line.
anglicana 'a' similar to one of the scribe's upper case A's. As the initial letter of a noun, this may have been intended as an upper case 'A'. The scribe does use other upper case letters for no apparent reason throughout the text on this folio.
the word occurs mid-line, but as it is the top line on the folio, several of the letters are decorative or otherwise not the regular shape.
looped 'd' used throughout on this folio. However. the scribe does have an unlooped version.
upper case 'D' for name.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
almost all the scribe's 'g's have tails which rest on the line. Only rarely does the tail fall below the line. The scribe copies most of the text at a distance above the line.
'g' in final position with tag.
last word of the line with flourish on final 'g'.
the limb is gently curved, the short tail-stroke just grazes the line.
crossed 'h' in 'ch' combination.
'ght' combination on the top line of a stanza. Again the 'h' is crossed when following 'g'.
the scribe does not appear to have a specific form of upper case 'H'. This word appears on the top line of the folio where other initial letters of words are decorated. This may therefore represent the scribe's more elaborate 'h'.
modern 'r' used occasionally.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in medial and final position.
long 'r' used in all positions.
upper case 'R' used in initial positions not only at the beginning of lines.
kidney-shaped 's' always used in final position and always with extra descending vertical tag.
sigma 's' also used in final position.
long 's' in initial position. The lead-in stroke is visible here though not always. Long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
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the scribe uses this rounded loop-headed 'w' within a word.
the scribe uses this 'w' with an approach stroke for the initial letter of a word.
the initial letter of a word on the first line of a stanza.
this exaggerated form of 'w' also occurs in the first line of a stanza and is therefore given more prominence. However, as a letter within a word, the 'w' is of the more rounded form.
there is little variation in 'y'.
'y' as the first letter of a line.
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|Decorative Features on top lines of stanzas|
Usage: And al
Usage: lat hir
|Upper Case Letters|