double compartment 'a' used most of the time. The upper compartment is slightly smaller than the lower one.
single compartment 'a' can also be found. On some folios it is used more than on others.
the upper case graph.
looped 'd' used almost all the time.
the scribe uses unlooped 'd' in the rubric.
'd' in final position often has an extension to form a sort of tag.
'es' abbreviation attached to the extended loop-stroke.
of the two folios examined, double compartment 'g' is only used in the last few lines of the Cook's Tale on f75v. Thereafter, secretary 'g' takes over.
tailed 'g' with short tail.
'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise.
upper case 'G' with bisecting vertical stroke.
the head loop of 'h' is usually angled and rests on the shoulder of the graph. The tail-stroke is usually tucked neatly away beneath the body of the graph.
occasionally the tail loops back, crossing the limb and joining to the next graph.
very occasionally the limb of 'h' descends in a straight line before flicking to the right.
the upper case graph is the same as the lower case one.
on the folios examined, long 'r' is used used most of the time in all positions.
modern 'r' is used occasionally.
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and 'e' on these folios.
long 'r' in final position often has a flourish indicative of a missing 'e'.
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions.
in final position both sigma 's' and kidney-shaped 's' are used.
kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
the scribe has two forms of 'w' which alternate to no apparent pattern. Here a loop-headed form has a single lobe to the right.
here a 'w' with straight limbs and the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wil with
an example showing both types of graph.
upper case 'W' exists in both forms.
the tail of 'y' is very variable, from a straight line as in version 3 to a relatively curled tail as in this example.
short straight tail-stroke.
thorn is used frequently but does not replace 'th' in general. It is mainly used for the definite article, pronouns and demonstratives though may also be found as a replacement 'th' on a few occasions.
thorn is also used in the rubrics.
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