Scribal ProfileHand A
|Current Manuscript:||London, British Library MS Royal 17 D.XV part 1|
|Sampled Folios:||66v, 166v|
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single compartment lower case 'a' is used throughout the text within a word. This version is more rounded than the very angular version in 2
a second variation on lower case single compartment 'a'.
the last word in a line hence no reason for the upper case letter. Where 'a' stands alone, or is the initial letter of a word, the scribe frequently uses the upper case double compartment version of the graph.
the first word of a line and tipped with red ink.
looped 'd' is used throughout and is very evenly formed. The lower lobe frequently appears to be open.
'd' on 'quod always attracts a descending tag to finish.
tailed 'g' is used throughout.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line and tipped with red ink.
a vertical stroke bisects the graph. It begins outside the graph at the top and extends below the graph at the base.
the formation of 'h' is almost invariable. The limb descends in a straight line.
'h' is always crossed in this combination.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
long 'r' is used in initial and medial positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently and is not restricted to following 'o'.
the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in final position rather than long 'r', here with flourish which arches back over the graph.
sigma 's' used in final position.
6-shaped 's' is used in initial positions.
long 's' is used mainly in medial position. Occasionally it may be used in initial position.
6-shaped 'S' used as upper case letter with 'z'-shaped 'r' with flourish in final position.
the formation of looped 'w' varies little.
the upper case letter at the beginning of a line and tipped with red ink.
the return on the tail of 'y' usually follows the original descending stroke with very little space between the two.