the scribe's practice appears to be to use single compartment 'a' where it occurs within a word.
double compartment 'a' is used for the indefinite article and where 'a' begins a word, as here. This word occurs within a line so one could assume that the scribe did not distinguish between upper and lower case.
this word occurs at the beginning of a line.
again the word occurs within a line but the 'a' is the same as the form also used in upper case situations.
the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd'.
'd' with descending tag occurs frequently in final position in this configuration.
as with 'A' this must be the scribe's upper case 'D' but the word does not occur at the beginning of a line.
on other folios, the scribe alternates the 'd' in version 1 with the unlooped 'd' shown here. However, he is copying a different text so there may have been a time delay.
the scribe's typical lower case tailed 'g'. It usually appears set at a slight tilt backwards as here.
'g' in final position with extended horizontal slash which begins as the cross-stroke across the head.
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the scribe has many variations in his graph for 'h'. The limb is usually long and straight. The head-stroke forms a sharp triangle from the stem and crosses the top of the shoulder
this 'sh' combination is particularly identifiable with the loop of 'h' a continuation from the head-stroke of 's'.
an arching curve made by the single arc for stem and head-stoke.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. There is a distinct foot at the lower end of the shaft.
three examples of the scribe's long 'r'. Final 'r' with flourish frequently forks way below the line at the bottom of the letter.
modern 'r' is also used by the scribe.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and 'e'.
the scribe's upper case 'R'.
square-shaped sigma 's' with horizontal extension is mainly used in final position.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. Sometimes, as here, the shaft of the letter is split.
this word is not the first word in a line, but as with the letters 'A' and 'D', the scribe uses a type of upper case 'S' seemingly at random.
where two long 's's occur together the shafts of the letters frequently splay out at the bottom.
both this version and version 2 are used interchangeably.
'W' at the beginning of a line.
although not demonstrated here, 'y' is occasionally dotted.
the tail of 'y' often curves up to join the next letter.
'Y' in initial position in the line. The curl at the end of the tail is actually the loop of 'H' from the line below.
Usage: my lady
the scribe's mark for a macron for the missing 'n'.
again a curved stroke with dot beneath for the missing 'n'.
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the top of long 's' often extends across neighbouring letters, sometimes horizontally.
a very thick stem for this graph.
round 's' at the end of a word also sometimes extends above other letters in the next word or out into the margin.
Usage: venus ne
the looped approach stroke and the position of the lobe a third of the way down the stem is reminiscent of upper case 'R'.
the 'er' abbreviation.