the scribe has a mixed hand. Here a double compartment 'a' with open head and hairline connector.
single compartment 'a' is used in equal proportion.
the use of this upper case 'A' with variation in the lead-in stroke is consistent on the folio examined.
looped 'd' with lower lobe either squared as here or rounded as in version 2.
'de' frequently forms a ligature.
both square and rounded lobe may be seen in this example.
'g' is double compartment but not always neatly executed. The graph is 8-shaped with the head of the upper compartment often left open.
'g' in final position often attracts a tag. Both upper and lower compartments are joined with hairline strokes.
'g' is set high with top compartment frequently above the level of surrounding graphs.
'h', whether upper or lower case is consistently formed.
the graph is set at a slight slant.
upper case graph at the beginning of a line does not differ from the lower case one.
the scribe uses a mixture of both long and modern 'r' with no particular preference as to position.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'. Long 'r' is used in final position with fork at the base of the graph.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'S', a sigma version as here and a more serpentine 's' as in version 4.
'w' is looped at the head with single lobe to the right.
the strokes used to form the 'w' are frequently visible as separate strokes.
exactly the same formation for the upper case graph.
the tail of 'y' may be straight as in this version.
the tail of 'y' may have a slight flick counter-clockwise.
the tail of 'y' may also have a deep curve counter-clockwise as in this example.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used throughout but there is no consistency as to its use.
yogh is also used frequently but again 'gh' may equally well be used as yogh.
Usage: for ȝete
|Upper Case Letters|