single compartment 'a' used throughout. Hairline oblique stroke to seal the compartment.
elaborate upper case 'A' with exaggerated curved stroke probably because it is the first word of the line.
both looped and unlooped 'd' are used, with the version shown here by far the most frequent. The stroke on the right is gently curved.
looped 'd' most often found in final position, here with fine otiose curled finishing stroke used on many graphs in this hand.
the famous 'hooked g' with fish-like tail to complete the graph.
Usage: eueri thing
'g' in final position again with otiose descending tag to finish.
upper case 'G' in the glosses which are in the hand of the scribe.
this rather squat version of 'h' with head-loop leaning on the shoulder and the descender resting on the line, is typical of most of the 'h' graphs.
an occasional example of 'h' with more pointed loop at the head.
when space or position allows, the scribe produces some elaborate variations.
an upper case version of the graph with more spread.
modern 'r' used in all positions.
again in final position the graph attracts the long, fine, curled otiose finishing stroke.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after some vowels and also after round-bodied graphs with long otiose stroke trailing to the right from the left side of the graph.
the angle of the 's' and 'f' graphs are what gives the whole aspect of the hand a slanted appearance. The down-strokes are heavy to begin and taper to a finer finish. The head-strokes are fine.
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
in fact it is only the 's' and 'f' graphs which are slanted. The remainder of the letters are upright in formation.
'w's are evenly formed with closed looped heads, the loop at the top of the right arm situated higher than that of the left.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line is a cursive version, different from the lower case graph used elsewhere.
'y' usually presents with wavy tail and is frequently dotted.
although this otiose stroke appears to be attached to the 'y' graph in an odd direction, it is in fact part of the previous 's'.
almost a hooked 'y'.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used rarely and on the three folios examined this contraction of 'that' is the only one found.
yogh is used frequently to replace the 'gh' element and also as replacement for the 'z' sound as in version 3.
|Upper Case Letters|
the scribe has some distinctive upper case graphs.