secretary 'a' used most of the time.
a peculiar hybrid 'a' which is not in the position to be an upper case letter. The scribe does use this form occasionally.
Usage: A dieu
the most usual upper case 'A' for this scribe.
a different version of the upper case letter.
there is little variation in the scribe's 'd' graph.
'dd' followed by 'e'.
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after a short stroke descending from the right of the lobe, the tail of 'g' angles back almost at a right angle to form a horizontal line.
sometimes the horizontal stroke turns back on itself.
initial letter at the beginning of a line. The upper case graph is indistinguishable from the lower case one.
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'h' is formed regularly to this pattern. The upper case graph is exactly the same.
about the only 'h' graph on this folio which shows even a slight variation in the length of the tail-stroke.
the first word of the folio hence the special treatment for 'H'.
modern 'r' used almost all the time in all positions. The shoulder appears detached but is usually connected with a hairline.
long 'r' is used occasionally.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and 'e'. But see version 4.
a 'z'-shaped 'r' to begin a word. The extra ink at the base of the letter is a blot.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. Here the head stroke extends over following letters.
an unusual shape for 's' but the scribe's hand deteriorates somewhat towards the bottom of the folio.
the scribe's 'w' varies little.
the loops at the head are usually closed and there is a single lobe to the right.
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'y' with short tail stroke is the most common.
the word occurs at the end of a line hence the longer tail for 'y'.
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|Thorn and yogh|
thorn is indistinguishable from 'y'.
a more angular shape for this version of yogh, perhaps because it is in an upper case position at the beginning of a line.