the scribe has a variety of differently formed lower case 'a's. Here the graph is angular with both compartments squarish in shape.
a single down-stroke to the right of the graph. Smaller upper compartment and square lower compartment.
an example of straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar through the middle of the graph.
the scribe uses a variety of upper case 'A's. This version has a horned head-stroke and long, arching lead-in stroke.
the bowl of 'd' is triangular in shape with fine hairline stroke across the top of the bowl.
ligature of the second 'd' graph with horned 'e'.
'd' in final position frequently has a tag which first rises then drops vertically and ends with a counter-clockwise turn.
'g' comprises two diamond-shaped compartments of roughly equal size. The head is closed with a fine hairline stroke.
'g' in final position is frequently tagged. The tag descends vertically from the end of the horizontal dash which extends out from the middle of the upper compartment.
the lower lobe is larger in this example.
(first 'h') 'h' is evenly formed with a triangular looped head resting on the shoulder. The foot of the first stroke may curve up to touch the shoulder. The tail curves gently counter-clockwise.
an example of a more current version.
when 'h' follows 't' 's' or 'g', it is systematically crossed.
upper case 'H' with looped extension to the left of the shaft.
long 'r' is used occasionally.
Usage: Chestrisse Inne
modern 'r' is the most frequently selected graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o', 'e' and round-bodied graphs.
a curiously elaborate upper case 'R'.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. The stem is thick and set at an angle, giving a slanting aspect to the writing.
sigma 's' is used occasionally in initial position.
a horned head for this kidney-shaped 's' used exclusively in final position.
upper case 'S' of the sigma variety at the beginning of a line.
'w' is evenly formed as two 'v's with looped heads. There is a single lobe at the right of the graph.
the tail of 'y' curves sharply to the left and more gently back again to the right.
an unusually lengthened tail stroke.
a few of the scribe's 'y's are dotted.
slight separation of the leading curve of the second stroke from the first stroke of the graph.
|Upper Case Letters|
upper case letter follows the initial letter of the opening stanza.
another version of the scribe's upper case 'A'.
'T' with rounded bowl and three-quarter vertical dash.
elaborate 'B' with Z-shaped element to begin and a horizontal bar across the upper compartment of the 'B' element, giving an angular appearance.
|Upper Case I|
the scribe uses various forms of upper case 'I' with many variations in the head-stroke. Here the stem turns clockwise and forms a loop which joins the main shaft.
'I' with following punctus.
there is frequently a dot after the 'I'.
|More Upper Case Letters|
flattened head to 'C' with fine hairline extension which extends above the top of the graph. Small vertical line which descends part-way down from the head of the graph.
a more elaborate version of 'I' with horned head-stroke and looped bottom.
approach stroke which arches round from beneath the body of the graph.
oblique line descending part-way through the graph.