Scribal ProfileHand 2
|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D.82|
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double compartment 'a' with triangular upper compartment.
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
the graph is formed consistently.
double compartment 'g'.
a point to the left of the lower compartment as seen here, is more usual.
the upper case graph.
the tail-stroke usually ends just beyond the line of the stem.
'h' is frequently crossed when it is in final position following 'c' or 't'.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
in final position 'r' has a flourish.
the single example of long 'r' on this folio.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
a single example of initial sigma 's' on this folio.
'w' is always a tall graph, evenly formed.
as in the last example, these 'w's occur on words in the middle of a line so are not upper case graphs.
'w' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
at the beginning of a line and formed in exactly the same way as the lower case graphs.
the tail of 'y' continues down from the fork at a forty-five degree angle and usually has a small curl counter-clockwise to finish.
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