hand 2 is similar to hand 1, perhaps master and apprentice? Single compartment 'a' with angular aspect used throughout.
'a' topped by a curving macron.
the only form of upper case 'A' used on the folio examined.
the scribe uses mainly unlooped 'd' with either a rounded or an angular lobe.
curved top to the down-stroke.
the occasional looped 'd' appears in the scribe's selection of graphs.
upper case 'D'.
secretary 'g' is evenly formed with little variation.
the head of the graph is horned, the tail short.
'h' is also evenly formed with little variation. A triangular looped head.
when following 'c' the 'h' leans to the right.
'h' may have an angled foot to the stem as seen in this example.
the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in all positions and it is the most frequently used of the 'r' graphs.
modern 'r' occurs occasionally but the preference is as in example 1.
'r' in final position with flourish.
the upper case graph.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
when followed by 't' the head-stroke is scooped.
when 'ss' occurs, the first 's' is usually set lower than the 's' following. Note the 'e' with horned top which the scribe uses more or less exclusively.
'w' is also evenly formed with little variation.
'w' is often taller than the graphs surrounding it.
an upper case graph at the beginning of a line. It does not vary from the lower case one.
'y' is not dotted.
the tail of 'y' may curl round in an almost complete circle.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently to replace 'th' in any situation.
yogh is used as equivalent of 'gh' on the folio examined.