the scribe uses double compartment 'a' most of the time as though trying to conform with the first hand. His formation of this graph is not consistent. Perhaps he is more used to copying the single compartment graph.
an example of the scribe's single compartment 'a'.
most of the upper case 'A's are formed as in this example.
the square-shaped lobe has a visible lead-in stroke.
the scribe's lower case 'd's are very similar to those of Scribe D. It is possible that Scribe D copied the first quire of the manuscript and then passed it on with instructions to imitate the hand as far as possible.
a very angular lobe to the first 'd'.
an example taken from the marginal gloss on this folio, which, although in a different type of script, is by the same scribe. In the gloss, unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
upper case 'D' with loop in front of the graph.
'g' is not a happy graph in this scribe's repertoire. It frequently appears to be squashed and uncomfortable. Most of the scribe's 'g's resemble the one shown here.
occasionally 'g' is reduced to a form like this which is barely recognisable as 'g'.
a much more competent rendering of the graph. The upward flick from the horizontal tag is unusual, but 'g' is in final position.
a neatly scribed 'h'.
the scribe often curves the tailstroke round clockwise and then loops back to join on to the following graph.
the scribe allows himself licence on the top line of the folio.
'H' as an upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and certain consonants.
'r' in final position is frequently finished with a fine flourish.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
long 's' is used in initial position. There is often a triangular head for long 's'.
the scribe also has a modern 's' in his repertoire. It may be intended as an upper case graph because he does use this 's' for a noun on more than one occasion in initial position.
the scribe uses a number of 'w' graphs and alternates them to no set pattern. The basic shape has a 'B'-shaped element to the right. The head-loops may be closed as in this example.
the left limb of 'w' may have an angled foot with curving approach stroke from the left.
the graph may also be formed with no angled foot and the head left open.
the upper case graph can be a larger version of any of the graphs seen above.
'y' is evenly formed. The tail of 'y' generally turns counter-clockwise and retraces the line of the descender.
'y' sometimes has a very fine squiggle above it, almost unnoticeable.
here the tail of 'y' turns and ascends to link to the following graph.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is ubiquitous and used on most occasions to replace 'th' in whatever context.
the lobe of thorn is quite large and often open at the head.
on the folios examined, yogh is used as equivalent to 'y' and also to the plural 'z' sound as seen in version 4.
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