double compartment 'a' often has a flattened top.
one of the scribe's upper case 'A's.
the only example of single compartment 'a' on the folios examined.
'd' in the text is always looped. The bowl is triangular, the loop quite wide and also triangular in form.
the scribe's textura 'd'.
'g' in initial position. Double compartment 'g' used throughout. Square-shaped upper compartment.
the scribe's textura 'g'.
the scribe's form of lower case 'h' is virtually invariable.
upper case 'H' in the Latin gloss. This does have a foot at the base of the stem.
the scribe's textura 'h'.
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long 'r' used in all positions. Here, in final position, the flourish may represent a missing 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in medial and final positions after 'o', 'e', and several round-bodied consonants.
modern 'r' is not in use frequently but is sometimes found in medial and final positions.
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kidney 's' always used in final position.
sigma 's' alternates with long 's' in initial position. It is also used in the Latin glosses in final position.
the scribe's textura 's' in final position.
an upper case 'S' in the scribe's textura hand.
the scribe's 'w's with approach stroke which loops round at the head of the left limb are all remarkably similar with little variation.
here the left limb is more upright.
the scribe often uses the abbreviated form of 'with'.
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the scribe's 'y' is consistently formed. It almost always has a dot above and the angle of the tail is usually the same.
occasionally the left arm of the letter is set at a more acute angle.
Usage: by ryht
the scribe often takes the tail of 'y' up to connect with the following letter but he releases pressure on the nib and it is not always possible, as it is here, to see the connection.
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|k, l, b, h|
the scribe's head strokes of these letters show accomplished control. There is little variation.
|Upper Case Letters|
the first letter of the folio.
on the top line of text along with the example in version 1.
upper case 'L' follows the ink-flourished initial letter.
Usage: þt þu
the scribe uses thorn for these words and also for the definite article.
the scribe's ampersand is regularly formed with or without the arched stroke above.
the scribe always uses an angled straight stroke for the dot of 'i'.
the scribe breaks the phrases in the text by either a single or double virgule. These, along with the stroke above 'i', the graceful arch of the shoulder stroke of 'h' and the organised sweep of the tail of 'y' give the impression of controlled speed.