all lower case 'a's are double compartment. Note that this scribe also writes above the line, particularly at the top of the folio.
upper case 'A'.
initial letter in the line.
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typically shaped looped 'd' with faint view of the line well below the letter.
the lower compartment of 'd' is sometimes pointed.
the scribe's upper case letter.
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here is 'g' in initial position in the word. The letter slopes backwards slightly and sits on the line rather than extending below it.
'gh' combination with a more exaggerated slope to the 'g'.
a pair of tilted 'g's.
although at the top of this folio the scribe writes above the line, lower down he begins to copy closer to the line. Here is 'g' with ruled line running through the lower lobe.
the limb of 'h' frequently ends on the line itself.
the combination 'ch'.
occasionally the lower part of the stem is stepped.
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the scribe's long 'r' used on about four occasions on this folio. On three occasions the long 'r' is used when 'r' is the initial letter.
'z'-shaped 'r' used only after 'o'.
modern 'r' used on all other occasions on this folio, here linked with following 'e'.
'r' here in final position and showing attached tag which is almost always present when 'r' ends the word.
kidney-shaped 's' used exclusively in final position. There is only one exception when a different 's' is used in final position.
long 's' which is thicker towards the top of the stem. This letter usually grazes the line. Used in every case except one in initial position. Always used medially.
the only place on this folio where sigma 's' is used.
this 's' is used once only on this folio.
the formation of 'w' is very consistent.
occasionally the first stroke is detached.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. The left arm has a small foot.
sometimes 'y' has almost no tail. Whatever its length, the tail is usually straight and slopes back at a 45 degree angle.
occasionally there is a tiny hook at the end of the tail.
an unusual exhuberance, perhaps because the letter is the last one of the line.
|Upper Case Letters|
the shape of upper case 'C' disguised by the thick stroke descending from the left of the head stroke.
the scribe's upper case 'I' usually has a slight downturn from the head stroke, rather than this looped effect. 'I' frequently displays the two notches on the stem.
the scribe usually uses a much more traditional upper case 'N'. However, this variation is also used for the word 'Nunne'.
extended loop from upper case 'L' extends into left margin.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used extensively throughout for 'th'. However the scribe does occasionally use 'th'.
thorn is used in all positions in a word, not just initially.
both yogh and 'gh' are used.