single compartment secretary 'a' with hair-line stroke to close at the head.
a horned effect at the head of some 'a' graphs.
the scribe's upper case 'A' with or without loop at the lower left.
'd' is generally consistently formed with upper loop and pointed extension to the lower lobe where the hair-line begins.
the first 'd' in this word.
final 'd' frequently has an extended flourish to finish.
the first 'd' is a more squashed version of the usual graph.
secretary 'g' with horizontal bar across the head. The tail in this example follows round in clockwise fashion.
the scribe frequently turns the tail of 'g' counter-clockwise to finish.
the tail of 'g' is extended to connect with the following graph.
upper case 'G' with added vertical line beginning above the head of the graph and descending to the centre.
'h' is slightly tilted with arched head-stroke which connects back to the shoulder of the graph.
in some examples, there is a slight foot at the base of the ascender and the tail from the limb turns counter-clockwise.
'h' is crossed in this example when following 'c'.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. The head-stroke is open and arches over the following graph.
Usage: y rotid
modern 'r' used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is selected. A curled approach-stroke in this example.
'r' in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently after most vowels and also after round-bodied graphs. The head is not always horned.
'r' in final position with flourish.
long 's' used initially and medially. The stalk is thick with finer hook at the head.
kidney-shaped 's' always used in final position.
the head-stroke connects into the following graph.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
the scribe has two forms of 'w', this cursive form and the version seen in the second example.
a 'w' formed from two separate 'v's, hence the name for this scribe as 'the double 'v' scribe'.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of the first line of verse.
the tail of 'y' may be short as here or longer as in the following examples.
'y' may also be dotted.
there is usually a small curled approach stroke to the left limb. Here, the tail of 'y' is taken up to connect with the next graph.
'Y' in initial position in the line. The upper case graph is no different from the lower case one.
|Thorn and Yogh|
the stem of thorn is usually curved and tapering with curled approach-stroke, The lobe is positioned in the middle of the stem.
abbreviation of 'that' with superscript 't' positioned in the v-shaped space formed between stem and lobe.
yogh used for 'gh'.
yogh used for the 'z' sound of the plural.
|Upper Case Letters|
upper case 'T' with dot decoration.
an angular shape for 'E' with hair-line connector at the head.
a curved and tapering stroke for 'I' with curled approach stroke and decorative red dots on the stem.