Scribal ProfileHand B
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|Current Manuscript:||Cambridge, University Library MS Dd. 3.53 Part 1|
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double compartment 'a' with upper compartment that varies in shape.
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
looped 'd' is used throughout.
'hend' always has final 'd' tagged, as does 'qd'.
upper case 'D' for a name.
vertical aspect to the upper compartment and a horizontal aspect for the lower.
the upper compartment usually has an upstanding quiff at the head.
neatly formed 'h' with fine tail curving to end beneath the body of the graph.
crossed 'h' after 's'.
a slightly more emphatic graph as perhaps the upper case 'H' for a name.
long 'r' is used in initial and medial positions.
modern 'r' always seems to be used in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o'.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
both kidney and sigma 's' are used in final position.
sigma 's' in final position.
w's are rare, only to be found in names.
'y' is consistently formed and may be with or without a dot.
the tail of 'y' may also be short and squat.
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