double compartment 'a' is used exclusively. The upper compartment almost always has an additional stroke at an angle to the right side of the upper compartment.
where suitable there is often a hairline stroke from the added head stroke towards the following graph.
a more ordinary lower case graph.
for upper case 'A' the head stroke may be flat-headed as here or may be set at an angle sloping down to the curving down-stroke.
'd' in initial position. The 'd's are evenly formed, always looped and with triangular lower lobe.
'd' in final position again evenly formed with slight extension but no tag.
Usage: y hydde
upper case 'D' for heading to a section.
double compartment 'g' used throughout. Horizontal connecting stroke from upper lobe to the next graph.
'g' in final position frequently has a curled extension from the head-stroke from the upper compartment. It must not be confused with the 'er' abbreviation which looks very similar in final position but is a more defined stroke. An example is 'hong(er) on the same folio.
the 'ght' combination. The curved head-stroke on the top of the upper compartment of 'g' is the same as the stroke on the head of 'a'.
'g' within a word.
'h' in initial position with foot at lower left of shaft.
'h' in final position following 't' is frequently crossed.
'h' after 'c' is also crossed.
the scribe abbreviates 'hit' at the end of a line to save space.
long 'r' in initial position. The scribe uses a mixture of 'r' graphs.
modern 'r' used in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' to follow 'o'. It also follows other graphs including 'p'.
long 'r' in initial and medial position.
sigma 's' in initial position is used throughout.
sigma 's' in final position is also consistently used.
long 's' used in medial positions. Where double 's' appears the first 's' is lower and shorter than the second.
Usage: is strengthe
final sigma 's' followed by initial sigma 's'.
'w' in initial position. The middle limb is generally a taller element than those on either side.
here the head of the middle element is open as are the majority of 'w's on this folio, perhaps a feature of scribal behaviour in the interests of consistency on a single folio.
'w' in medial position with tall middle element.
two 'w's in the same word.
'y' is frequently dotted. The tail varies in shape, length and curvature. 'y' frequently replaces 'i'.
'y' in final position.
Usage: hy(m) sylfe
'y's abound with this scribe.
'y' used as past participle prefix.
|Thorn and Upper Case Letters|
thorn is used only occasionally, probably where space is restricted.
distinctive upper case 'T'.
upper case 'I' appears with different numbers of spurs on the left of the main shaft.