like the first scribe, Hand B also uses mainly anglicana double compartment 'a'.
an occasional single compartment graph for 'a' may be found in the body of the text.
Usage: Nota ad
both versions of 'a' may also be found in the display script of the scribe.
upper case 'A' is very similar in formation to that of the first scribe. However, Hand B does not provide the wavy cross-stroke at the head.
mainly the scribe uses looped 'd'. However, see version 3.
this word occurs just after the scribe had been copying a Latin gloss in which he uses both looped and unlooped 'd'.
the upper case graph.
double compartment 'g' with lower compartment straddling the line.
the lower lobe often has an overhang or skirt to the right.
sometimes the lower compartment is not completely closed.
'h' always has a looped head-stroke which varies in shape. The limb is gently curved.
'h' is often set at a slight slant.
like the first scribe, modern 'r' is used in all positions.
like the first scribe 'r' in final position always seems to have a flourish (as opposed to the first scribe's tag).
again like the first scribe's practice, long 'r' only seems to be used occasionally and in medial positions.
long 's' is used initially and medially.
8-shaped 's' is used in final position.
a kidney-shaped 's' is also used in final position.
sigma 's' is also used in initial position, resembling the practice of the first scribe.
rounded 'w' is looped at the head and very similar to the 'w' graph of Hand A.
there is a single lobe to the right of the graph.
the upper case graph is no different from the upper case one.
'y' is frequently dotted.
the tail of 'y' may end in a slight turn counter-clockwise as here or it may extend further as in the other examples.
thorn is mainly used for pronouns, adjectives and present tense verb endings.
thorn is not usually used as a replacement for 'th' but the word 'oþir' is often an exception.
|Upper Case Letters|
Hand A also writes his upper case 'I' in this way with two horizontal tags to the left of the stem.