lower case anglicana 'a'.
the scribe uses the upper case version of his 'a' for words which would not be expected to be capitalised. He sometimes uses the same upper case graph in the middle of words, as here.
upper case graph at the beginning of a line tipped with red ink.
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lower case 'd' is consistently formed. The lower lobe is angular with point at the left side. The loop is fairly squat and is contained comfortably above the lobe.
the scribe has two forms of upper case 'D'.
this version of the upper case letter is almost the same as the lower case except for an extended loop at the head.
again the 'g' graph is consistently formed. It is a double compartment graph with lower lobe generally smaller than the upper lobe. The upper lobe may be almost square as here, or may be more rounded as in version 2.
'g' in final position with horizontal extension from the middle of the upper lobe. There is a hairline stroke from the end of the tail back to the body of the graph to complete the lower compartment.
the lower compartment is here not completed.
'ght' combination with cross above the 'h' which extends over several graphs.
'h' may have a more rounded or more angular head stroke. The limb and tail-stroke are short and usually contained neatly below the graph.
a slightly more awkward rendition.
in the 'th' combination, 'h' is always crossed.
the cross above 'h' in this combination extends over the three letters.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in all positions and is by far the most represented 'r' graph.
modern 'r' is used occasionally. On this folio, this 'r' is only used in medial positions.
double 'r' using both types of graph.
long 's' is used initially and medially in all cases on this folio. As with the scribe's 'f' graph, the stalk is a thick down stroke and the head stroke is lightly added.
kidney 's' is used only in final position on this folio.
an example of the one or two 6-shaped 's's used in final position.
upper case 'S' tipped with red ink.
as may be seen from all these examples, the cursive 'w' graph is very consistently formed.
when in the middle of a word, the slight fine approach stroke may not be used.
the upper case graph is a larger version of the lower case letter.
in all positions 'y' is formed in the same way with tail descending at a 45 degree angle with no curve at the end.
Usage: a noye
the single exception to the 'straight tail theory' on this folio.
thorn is used only for the 'that' abbreviation on this folio. Yogh is not represented.
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