this scribe mingles secretary forms with those of anglicana. Here the double compartment 'a' which sometimes occurs in the same word with the single compartment version of the graph.
single compartment 'a' with hair-line at the head to close.
both forms of 'a' used in this example.
the upper case version of the graph.
'd' is looped and very similar to the 'd' of the first hand.
the lobe may be very angular as in the first version, or smoother as it is here.
angular lower lobe and triangular head.
'g' is an odd graph with the lower compartment frequently lop-sided or squashed in appearance.
a short downward tag on this 'g' in final position.
distorted form of the lower compartment.
the stem of 'h' generally does not have an angled foot as is seen in the upper case version 4.
the limb is short and curves gently.
crossed 'h' in final position in a word when following 't'. The scribe also crosses double 'l'.
upper case version of 'H' with foot.
long 'r' is used in all positions throughout.
'r' in final position frequently has a flourish.
on this folio, 'z'-shaped 'r' only follows 'o' and 'f' as here!
long 's' is most frequently used in initial position. It is also used medially.
sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
rare to find sigma 's' in initial position on this folio. It may be the scribe's more usual practise elsewhere.
'w' occurs with several variations. Here the left limb has a distinct foot and the head of the stroke curls over to close on the second.
both arms left open at the head.
here the left arm has a sweeping approach stroke to begin.
a wider curve on the tail of 'y' than that of the first scribe.
the left limb is mainly a vertical line, but occasionally it is found at a slight angle as in the next example.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is not used frequently but is used for demonstratives and the definite article. There is a single example of its use as a verb ending.
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|