straight-sided 'a' divided by a cross-stroke.
the scribe has a variety of upper case 'A's. This version is quite unusual with square lobe and forked head.
'd' is mainly the looped version though there are variations.
tagged 'd' in final position.
although not in an upper case position, this may be the scribe's version of upper case 'D'.
occasional use of the secretary form of 'd'.
anglicana 'g' with lower lobe larger than the upper one.
tailed secretary 'g' with horned head. The tail loops round and provides the cross-stroke at the head of the graph.
reverse flick of the tail-stroke in this example.
a vertical line bisects this upper case 'G'.
arched head to this graph.
sometimes the scribe flicks back the tail-stroke to join to the next letter.
'H' at the beginning of a line and probably the scribe's upper case letter.
the opening word of the explicit to the Summoner's Tale.
long 'r' is used mainly in final position.
modern 'r' with separate shoulder-stroke is also used.
'z'-shaped 'r' is also used, mainly after 'o' and 'e'.
sigma 's' used most frequently in final position.
kidney-shaped 's' is also used in final position.
sigma 's' is also used as well as long 's' in initial position.
this word is not at the beginning of a line and one would expect a lower case letter. However the scribe occasionally introduces an upper case letter for a word in what seems to be an arbitrary fashion.
the scribe has several forms of 'w'. In this example there is a long approach stroke to the left limb and a single looped element to the right.
the left limb of this graph is entirely separate from the rest of the graph. There is now a 'B'-shaped element to the right and the left limb is extended above the level of the preceding graph.
a greatly extended left limb with loop at the head.
Usage: yee woot
very exaggerated left limb because of the position of the word on the top line.
the scribe's 'y's vary little whether upper or lower case.
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the scribe often leaves evidence of the beginning of the second stroke for 'e' as a horned protuberance above the letter.
on some folios the scribe uses mainly round 'e'.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn has a drooping lead-in stroke.
the tail of yogh is long and gently curved.
the formation of the lead-in stroke of 'v' varies considerably as seen in these four examples.
flamboyant presentation on the top line.