single compartment 'a' with hairline stroke to close the head.
there are several versions of upper case 'A'. The lower compartment of the three examples shown here is usually square.
the way the head of 'A' is presented provides the variety.
tall looped head-stroke in this example.
looped 'd' is used throughout.
the lower lobe of 'd' may be triangular and closed with a fine hairline.
a lower case 'd' but probably the style of the scribe's upper case letter.
'd' in final position with extended tag.
tailed 'g' is used throughout. Because of the angle of the descent of the tail, the letter itself appears angled. However, the body of the letter is usually in alignment with the other letters with just the angle at which the tail is sometimes set which causes the illusion. Compare with versions 2 and 3 where the tail descends more or less straight.
here the tail of 'g' follows an extended clockwise track and curls back on itself to finish.
another example of the tilted effect.
the stem of 'h' is thick and straight. The limb and tail-stroke curve gently clockwise and end beneath the base of the stem.
as with the tail of 'g', the tail of 'h' sometimes curves back counter-clockwise.
in the combination 'th', 'h' is often crossed.
'h' sometimes has a foot on the stem.
the scribe uses several versions of 'r'. Here a truly 'z'-shaped example.
long 'r' is also to be found.
the scribe's display script for headings. Modern 'r' is used rarely and when it does occur in the text it resembles 'z'-shaped 'r' and is difficult to distinguish.
kidney or 'B'-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
long 's' is used initially and medially. The stem is long and thick, but does taper eventually.
presumably the scribe's upper case letter.
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looped 'w' is used throughout.
there is a single lobe to the right.
occasionally the left arm of 'w' has an angular foot and it extends above the second element at the head.
occasionally one of the loops may be left open.
the tail of 'y' is frequently long and turns counter-clockwise in a wide arc.
the 'y's on the top line of this folio all have their tails swept up and over the word itself. It also happens very occasionally in the body of the text.
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|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used rarely and mainly with superscript abbreviations.
also used for 'ȝeff' and 'ȝiff'
also used for 'ryȝt'
the scribe has a number of different 'e's. There is often a tongue which extends out from the letter.
the final 'e' of this word is the round 'e' which the scribe also uses.
the approach stroke to 'p' is varied but often has an angular appearance as in versions 1 and 4.
almost a complete loop is attached to the front of the graph.