double compartment 'a' is used throughout. Both upper and lower compartments vary in size with sometimes the upper compartment larger and sometimes the lower compartment.
upper case 'A' on the folio sampled is always of this shape and always tipped with yellow wash.
'd' is always looped and evenly formed. The lower lobe is generally angular.
the formation of 'd' can be seen clearly in this example.
image to demonstrate the consistent nature of the scribe's hand.
'g' is double compartment anglicana 'g'. The graph has a slightly tilted appearance with lower compartment marginally in advance of the upper compartment.
'g' in final position with flourish perhaps to represent a missing 'e'.
the upper case graph with double parallel line decoration and yellow wash for emphasis.
naetly formed 'h' with triangular head-loop and tail-stroke which is neatly angled but varies in length.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line and washed with yellow.
modern 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
'r' in final position with fine upturn.
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o'. The rubric is within the text box and the scribe does not employ a special script to differentiate.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
a very sturdy '8'-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
in initial position 'w' frequently has a loop or triangle (as in version 3) to the left of the left limb.
in final position the heads of the limbs turn to the right.
'W' in initial position in the line.
the left limb of 'y' descends vertically.
the fork of 'y' is below the level of surrounding graphs.
the tail of 'y' may be short, turning counter-clockwise.
the tail may also be longer and turn to trace its original descent back to the body of the graph.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently by the scribe.
here thorn is used in initial position in the line and is tipped with yellow.
yogh occurs twice on this folio and is representative of the 'gh' and the 'y' elements. However, the scribe does not always use yogh on these occasions.
|Upper Case Letters|