lower case 'a' varies according to the folios consulted. It always appears as a double compartment graph but is sometimes a true anglicana 'a' and at others a straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar and various different shapes for the upper compartment. Here 'a' has an angled head-stroke.
in this version the head is closed with a diagonal hairline stroke.
'A's may be angular or more rounded as in version 4.
unlooped 'd' is used most of the time.
the scribe does use looped 'd' occasionally, here in final position.
the scribe uses what appears to be an upper case letter in initial position.
both forms of the 'd' graph in this word.
tailed 'g' is used throughout. At the beginning of the manuscript the tails of 'g' are generally short and neat, extending no further in a clockwise direction than the extent of the graph.
further on in the manuscript the tails of 'g' may extend clockwise in sweeping curves beneath previous graphs.
upper case 'G' in the rubric in the hand of the scribe.
the scribe usually copies well above the line. The limb of 'h' therefore descends in a gentle curve and ends at the line.
the head of 'h' may be looped or open as in version 1.
'h' following 'g' is crossed. The tail extends well below the line.
upper case 'H' with thick, straight stem and open head-stroke.
modern 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The stem may be very thick as in this example.
kidney-shaped 's' with horn is used in final position.
long 's' used medially.
'w' is formed as two 'v's. There is a single lobe to the right.
the upper case graph is slightly more elaborate with left limb extended to the left and a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
the fork of 'y' usually appears at or above the line.
the tail-stroke is usually fine and straight with no return.
the stem of thorn is long and tapering.
the lobe of thorn is attached to the top of the stem.
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upper case 'A's in all their variety.
it is interesting that so many scribes seemed to delight in varying the 'A' graphs.
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