double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
the upper compartment may overhang the lower compartment at the left side.
upper case 'A's on this folio are all of this angular type.
'd' is always looped with rounded bowl.
the upper loop is often triangular in shape.
'd' with squashed loop to fit beneath the head-loop of 'l'.
'g' is always double compartment. The lower compartment varies in shape and size.
the lower compartment is generally smaller than the upper compartment.
the upper case graph.
'h' is evenly formed but sometimes has a more tilted appearance.
the stem leans forward slightly.
'h' leans away from the preceding 'w'.
except for 'z'-shaped 'r' only long 'r' is used in all positions.
the shoulder of 'r' in final position turns down with a short, thick pen-stroke.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after most vowels and also after round-bodied graphs.
'r' in final position with flourish for missing 'e'.
Usage: so seiþ
sigma 's' is the only graph to be used in initial and final positions.
long 's' is reserved for medial positions only on this folio.
'w's are almost always the same.
this version and version 3 show the size of 'w' compared with surrounding graphs.
at the beginning of a line. The left limb splays a little, but there is substantially no difference between upper and lower case graphs.
'y' is always dotted and is squat with a short tail.
the left limb is vertical with the right arm curving round to join the left, making a somewhat squarish shape rather than a true fork.
sometimes the right arm does not connect with the vertical stroke.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is ubiquitous, used for all the usual words and on almost every occasion where 'th' occurs.
like 'y' the stem is vertical with little extension below the point where it is joined by the lobe.
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'gh' and 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|