the scribe uses a mixture of anglicana and secretary forms. He has both double and single compartment 'a'. Here the 'a' is straight-sided with horizontal cross-bar.
a very angular single compartment 'a'.
a horned effect to this graph in his more formal script for the glosses.
the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd'. 'd' is sometimes ligatured with 'e'.
both 'd's are looped in this example. The lower lobe of the first 'd' is very pointed.
d' in final position with tag.
upper case 'D'.
only the secretary form of 'g' is used on the folio examined. The angled stroke making up the left side of the lobe is unusual.
the tail is presented in a number of different ways. Here the tail turns clockwise and extends horizontally beneath the preceding graph.
upper case 'G' with parallel line decoration.
(first 'h') most of the scribe's 'h' graphs have a distinctly angled foot.
the tail of 'h' is usually neatly contained beneath the graph.
the tail of 'h' turns clockwise and runs horizontal along the line.
elaborately finished 'H' to begin the incipit to the Prologue.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. It is a neatly executed graph with even formation, finishing just below the level of the line.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
upper case version of 'S' within the text.
a serpentine 'S' with decorative features is used in the gloss.
again, the formation of 'w' hardly deviates. The scribe is well in control of all features of his copying.
'y' is undotted and has a short tail.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used for the definite article and also for pronouns.
yogh is used as equivalent to 'gh'.
here yogh is used as equivalent to 'y'. Yogh is also used as 'z' in the word 'Sarȝyns'.
|Upper Case Letters|
the neat formation of graphs is also seen in the scribe's upper case letters.
another variation on upper case 'C' may be seen in version 4.