single compartment 'a' is used throughout in the main text. However, the scribe uses anglicana double compartment 'a' in his display script.
a more spikey version of 'a'.
a variant form of upper case 'A'.
the scribe's more usual version of upper case 'A'.
looped 'd' is used most of the time although he also uses the unlooped version on occasion.
unlooped 'd's within a word.
'd' in final position with tag.
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line.
tailed 'g' is used throughout. The tail is either straight or ends in a short counter-clockwise flick.
'g' in final position with fine tag which ascends and then drops vertically.
the 'ght' combination.
although the head-stroke appears to be open, it is just possible to see the fine hairline stroke which returns to the stem.
'h' often has a small closed loop at the head. The resemblance to Hoccleve's 'h' with shoulder lower than following graphs may be seen in this example.
in almost every example of 'h' the extension of the tail from the limb is short and contained beneath the body of the graph. Here the tail curves very slightly to the right to finish.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
'z'-shaped 'r' and modern 'r' alternate in all positions with no particular formula. The 'z'-shaped example is used more frequently.
modern 'r' in final position with a faint upturned stroke to finish. As the scribe increases his speed of copying, he adds more faint tags to a number of different graphs. In the first stanza of the folio, the letters are more carefully and individually formed.
'z'-shaped 'r' in final position.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions. The stem may be thick but tapers to finish.
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
one version of the scribe's upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
upper case 'S' as the first letter of a line.
when 'w' is in initial position, there is frequently an approach stroke to the left limb which begins below the graph itself.
'w' in final position with both arms at the level of surrounding graphs. The scribe often extends the left arm of 'w' even when the graph is in the middle of a word.
'y' is generally consistently formed although the left arm may sometimes be more of a curved stroke, as in this example.
the tail of 'y' angles back beneath previous graphs. There is generally a short turn counter-clockwise to finish.
occasionally the tail is straight.
|Thorn and Yogh|
the only example of thorn on the folio examined.
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the only example of yogh on this folio
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|Upper Case Letters|