double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
sometimes the head of upper case 'A' forms a complete loop.
sometimes the head is left open. The lower lobe has a pointed extension at the left side.
'd' is usually looped and rounded in aspect.
occasionally the lower lobe is pointed at the left side.
'd' in final position sometimes has a short extension.
the upper loop is sometimes elongated.
the scribe uses various forms of double compartment 'g'. Here the lower lobe is larger than the upper lobe and has a flattened appearance.
a spikier version of 'g' with squarish upper lobe.
sometimes the flattened lower lobe is left unresloved.
Usage: Gyn seyd
upper case 'G'.
'h' is presented with wide loop at the head and a limb which is straight, as here, or at a slight angle as in the following examples.
'c' usually has a small extension above the head stroke of the graph which continues horizontally to form a ligature with 'h'.
a messy combination as all three letters are joined.
the upper case letter is exactly the same as the lower case one.
long 'r' is used in all positions throughout.
long 'r' joins a round-bodied graph at the lower end of the 'o' so the fork of 'r' is level with the bottom of the following letter.
'r' in final position has a flick upwards.
one of the few 'z'-shaped 'r's on this folio. It is also used after 'o'.
sigma 's' is always used in final position. It is also used very occasionally in initial position.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The shaft is thick and often blunt-ended. However, some long 's's do taper to a finer stroke.
when 's' comes at the end of a line the scribe takes licence and extends the head way out into the right margin.
the scribe's 'w's are consistently formed in two variations. Here the left arm links to the middle stroke at the lower end of the graph. The 'B' -shaped element to the right of the graph is always present.
no approach stroke to the left arm of the graph because the 'w' occurs in the middle of a word.
in this example, the left arm links with the centre stroke at the top of the graph. There is a gap between the two at the bottom.
an upper case example with completely separate left limb.
this scribe's 'y' is a very important letter in his repertoire since it helps to define the aspect of the folio. The horizontal impetus of the extended tail of 'y' (as well as other letters such as the extension on final 's'), may be an important identifier of the scribal hand.
here the tail of 'y' extends beneath the following two graphs.
Usage: wey hath
in this example, the tail of 'y' extends beneath three letters of the following word.
Usage: matyr and
again the exaggerated extension of the tail takes in the space between words and continues below the first two letters of 'and'.
|Upper Case Letters|
Usage: Re pele
|Tags and Macrons|
final 'g' is sometimes tagged.
final 't' is sometimes tagged.
Usage: a noon
difficult to see what this extended macron is for.
the horizontal line extends half way to the edge of the folio.