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'a' is single compartment. It sometimes has a horned head.
the more usual triangular shape of the lobe of 'a' with thinner strokes or hairlines to connect.
'd' comes in a variety of different forms, both looped and unlooped. The bowl may be angular or rounded.
this cursive 'd' is used frequently at the beginning of a word.
looped 'd' may be used, often in final position.
'd' with down-stroke angled back over preceding graphs at a forty-five degree angle is used on several occasions where 'd' occurs within a word.
a scoop-shaped bow with horizontal hairline and tail curving clockwise beneath preceding graphs.
the horizontal cross-stroke connects to the abbreviative form of 'es'.
the looped head of 'h' leans heavily to the right. The short limb is thick but continues into the tail which curves down beneath the graph then turns sharply and runs back parallel to connect with the following graph.
the second part of the graph sometimes becomes a continuation and extension of the stem.
horned 'e' followed by an 'r' which is a zig-zag.
this type of 'r' is mostly used in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' with a second side is sometimes used in medial positions.
two versions of 'r' in this word.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
a 6-shaped 's' is used in final position.
'w' looks like 'r' followed by a squarish compartment. It is a difficult graph to untangle from surrounding letters.
the body of the 'y' graph remains consistent. The tail varies in length and angle after it turns in reverse.
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