letter 'a' which appears on the top line of the page. The scribe attempts more of a display script for the first few lines on the folio.
the beginning of the second stanza on the folio and the scribe has settled back to his more normal script. Note that this scribe also copies a long way above the line.
the scribe also has a double compartment 'a'.
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
unlooped 'd' used throughout.
'd' quite often stands alone with no attempt to form a link with the following letter. However, here, the slight overhamg at the base of the descender is used to form a link with the following 'r'.
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the tailed 'g' of this scribe sits well above the line, the tail ending usually just at or just below the line itself.
tail of 'g' often turns to the right.
the tails of 'y' and 'g' join up.
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'h' as used in initial position, or as here in the more formal script of the top few lines, has a foot at the base of the stem.
the 'ch' ligature. No foot on the more informal letter.
some rather jerky letters for a few lines.
the beginning of a line and therefore the scribe's upper case letter.
angled stem for modern 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
long 'r' is used infrequently.
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kidney-shaped 's' used on almost every occasion in final position.
there are one or two examples on this folio of sigma 's' used in final position.
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'w' as the initial letter.
'w' within a word and the formation is almost as in version 1 although the first arm of the letter is frequently above the level of surrounding letters.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
the word is on the top line and this is an example of the scribe taking advantage of the extra space.
the tail of 'y' varies in length. Sometimes it sits on the line itself and sometimes extends below.
occasionally the scribe dots the 'y'.
'y' used here for 'i'. The scribe spells the word 'joy' variously; 'yoye', ioye, 'Ioye'.
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a line with the extravagant extra flourishes to begin the letter.
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