the scribe's hand varies through the manuscript. Both single compartment and double compartment 'a' are used. At the beginning of the manuscript, there are more single compartment graphs.
double compartment 'a' is also used. The letter is usually larger than those around it.
this word is at the beginning of a line so it is probably the upper case version of the graph.
an upper case 'A' on the first folio of the manuscript so perhaps a special version for display purposes.
'd' is looped. The bowl is generally quite small in comparison to the tall loop.
'd' in final position often has an extension to the loop which curves down and under the graph.
the lobe of 'd' may be pointed.
'g' is always double compartment.
Usage: A mong
both compartments are rounded with the lower compartment usually slightly bigger than the upper one. Here, 'g' is in final position with curving flourish above the graph.
an upper case graph from the first folio. Again, this may be the scribe's more elaborate version.
'h' is looped at the head and has a limb which may be curved, as here, or straighter, as in versions 2 and 3.
when 'h' follows 'c', 'g' or 't' is is usually crossed.
a more elaborate 'H' in initial position.
long 'r' is used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
'r' in final position with flourish.
on the folios examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' only seems to be used after 'o'.
a stray modern 'r'.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' is used in final position.
the scribe has several ways of decorating his upper case 'S'.
'w' may be found with or without a curving approach stroke to the left limb.
one version of the scribe's upper case 'W'.
an elaborate upper case 'W' near to the front of the manuscript.
the tail of 'y' is generally straight. The angle at which it descends may vary.
a slightly curved tail in this example.
|Thorn and Yogh|
Usage: þt þu
thorn is mainly used as here for abbreviations followed by a superscript letter.
yogh is used frequently, but only as equivalent to 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|