double compartment 'a' used for the majority of the time. Sometimes, as here, the top compartment is closed with a fine hairline.
single compartment 'a' used occasionally.
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
the middle 'd' in this word. 'd' is always looped.
occasionally the loop of 'd' is not closed.
the scribe rarely adds a tag to final 'd'.
the lower lobe of 'g' is frequently left with a small space between lower and upper lobe.
'g' in final position with horizontal slash and vertical tag.
the word occurs at the end of a line which may account for the otiose stroke above 'g'. The tag which closely follows is an extra stroke used on other occasions by the scribe.
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a graceful arching stroke from the head of the stem. The limb is neatly tucked below the letter.
the scribe frequently curves the tail of 'h' to the right rather than tucking the stroke under as in version 1.
in the combination 'th' at the end of a word, the 'h' is frequently crossed.
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long 'r' is used in all positions. Here in final position it has a flourish which describes a complete circle and is probably representative of a final missing 'e'.
separate shoulder stroke with small serif.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used rarely. Modern 'r' is used more frequently after 'o' for example, than this form of 'r'.
sigma 's' used both initially and in final position.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position as well as sigma 's'.
long 's' used both initially and medially. Its stem can be either short, as here, or much longer. On this folio the lead-in strokes to both 's' and 'f' are highly visible and distinctive. The head stroke is detached.
this is what I take to be the scribe's upper case 'S'. However, it is also used frequently in initial position where an upper case letter would not be expected.
'w' has the 'B'-shaped element to the right and the loops at the head are usually, though not always closed.
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'y' is almost always dotted as here.
the left limb of 'y' is often separated from the right.
as with version 1, the dot above 'y' is more of a stroke than a dot.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn with superscript 't' is used almost exclusively for abbreviation of 'that'.
a single other occurrence of the use of thorn which I have found on these folios.
also used for 'ȝodiak'.
used interchangeably with 'yif'.
the scribe frequently uses the 'con/com' abbreviation. Perhaps he was more used to copying Latin.
the scribe's macron is usually gracefully curved as in this example.
the lobe of 'p' is left unresolved.