the scribe uses a selection of single and double compartment 'a's. Single compartment 'a' is used most of the time.
double compartment 'a' is also used occasionally. If a word begins with 'a' then a double compartment graph may be used. Equally the indefinite article is frequently a double compartment graph.
the lobe of 'a' is not completely closed because of the angle of the down-stroke.
upper case 'A' is always formed as here.
unlooped 'd' used almost invariably on this folio. However, see version 2.
where 'd' is in final position the scribe occasionally uses this looped version with long trailing tag.
the scribe also uses looped 'd' occasionally in the middle of words, but uses the unlooped version as the final letter. At the beginning of the 'Cursor Mundi' text on f66r, looped 'd' is the norm. So the scribe appears to have no fixed font for his work but varies his letter forms according to whim.
an example from f66r, 'Cursor Mundi'.
tailed 'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise used throughout.
in the 'Cursor Mundi', the scribe doubles the 'g' at the end of the word and adds an abbreviation for the plural.
an upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
looped head-stroke and vertical descender from the shoulder.
open head-stroke in this example.
in the 'Cursor Mundi' text, the scribe tends to cross 'h' when it follows 'g', 's' or 't'.
'H' at the beginning of a line where all initial letters on the folio are upper case letters. There is therefore no difference between upper and lower case 'h'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in all positions, as are long 'r' and modern 'r'.
long 'r' in final position. It is used in every position in a word.
modern 'r' is used very occasionally, usually, but not always, in the middle of a word.
upper case 'R'.
sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
sigma 's' in final position.
long 's' used in medial and occasionally in initial position.
upper case 'S'.
cursive 'w' as two 'v's.
a slightly more rounded 'w' used in the 'Cursor Mundi'. It may also be seen occasionally earlier in the manuscript.
occasionally there is a looped lead-in to the left arm.
occasionally the scribe uses 'w' with looped head.
'y' is occasionally used where an 'i' would be expected.
'y' in final position.
'y' in the middle of a word with two different variants of 'a' on either side.
thorn is used infrequently and haphazardly. In other places 'th' is used instead. However, the scribe frequently uses thorn with a following superscript letter for the definite article and some pronouns.
thorn is occasionally used to replace 'th' in instances other than those described above.
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the scribe's upper case 'O' is distinctive as is his frequent descending curved tag on 'f'.
the ampersand used in the 'Cursor Mundi' text.
the scribe's distinctive ampersand used at the beginning of the manuscript.
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