double compartment 'a' is used throughout. Although this example shows the upper compartment as slightly larger, it is more usual to find a smaller upper and larger lower compartment.
Scribe D uses a number of versions of upper case 'A' in all his manuscripts. Three different versions are found on the three folios consulted.
this 'A' with overhanging upper lobe occurs frequently in Scribe D's manuscripts.
'a' with rectangular lower compartment is also a frequent occurrence.
neatly formed looped 'd' with rounded lower lobe.
frequently found in Scribe D's manuscripts is this open-centred 'd'.
an example of both versions in this word.
again a classic 'qd' by this scribe with tag forming a curve from the centre of the loop of 'd'.
the upper compartment of 'g' usually has a vertical aspect, whereas the lower compartment has a horizontal one.
the lower compartment is often triangular in shape.
the tail-stroke may finish beneath the body of the graph but there are other variations as seen in the following versions.
tail-stroke curving clockwise followed by 'h' with tail-stroke curving first clockwise then turning counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: which hele haþ
a series of 'h's all consistently formed.
long 'r' is used in all positions in the text.
rounded downward curve to finish the shoulder of 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' always follows 'o' and some round-bodied graphs. It may or may not sport the otiose tag from the bottom left of the graph.
modern 'r' is used occasionally in the Latin glosses in this manuscript. Long 'r' is also used.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. It frequently has a sort of small wing on the left close to the top of the shaft where the scribe places his pen to initiate the stroke.
sigma 's' is also used in initial position.
kidney-shaped 's' is found in final position.
looped anglicana 'w' with closed head loops is the most frequent version of this graph. 'w' usually has a rounded aspect.
the middle limb may also be open at the head.
there is no difference between upper and lower case graphs.
'y' usually has a vertical left limb. The tail-stroke varies in length.
occasionally 'y' is dotted.
sometimes the tail returns to the height of the top of the body of the graph.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently on all occasions. It is also used as a replacement for 'th'.
yogh is used as equivalent of the 'y' element.
yogh is also used as equivalent of the 'z' sound of the plural.
|Upper Case Letters|
typical Scribe D 'B' with 2-shaped element preceding the graph and vertical line separating the '3' shape from the '2' shape.
upper case 'H' with circle to the left of the stem.