double compartment 'a' with straight sides and cross-stroke dividing the compartment.
the scribe often uses a double compartment graph for 'a' which rises well above the level of surrounding graphs.
looped 'd' with point at the left of the bowl.
'd' in final position with long descending tag.
oval-shaped loop and bowl for this graph.
double compartment 'g' with large triangular lower compartment.
tailed 'g' with cross-stroke at head and counter-clockwise turn for the tail. Used alongside double compartment 'g'.
'g' in final position with lengthy descending tag.
triangular head-stroke of 'h' with tail-stroke turning clockwise then looping back to cross the limb and join on to the next graph.
the tail of 'h' turns counter-clockwise.
the head-loop of 'h' frequently presents as a right-angled triangle.
both 'z'-shaped 'r' and modern 'r' are used, with the 'z'-shaped version sometimes used in initial position.
a very occasional long 'r' may be found, usually in final position.
two examples of 'r' in this word.
sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
long 's' is used medially, sometimes with exaggerated head which continues across the top of several graphs.
occasional use of long 's' in initial position.
a double 'v' form of 'w'.
'w' with 'v' to begin and the 'B'-shaped element to finish.
'w' with head-loops closed.
Usage: nat wele
example to show how the left limb of 'w' is sometimes exaggerated.
current form of 'y'.
current form with lengthened tail-stroke.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used occasionally. 'Th' is more commonly used for the definite article.
yogh is used frequently as equivalent to the sounds of both 'y' and of 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|