lower case 'a's are all of the same type with angled stroke at the head leading to the down-stroke.
there are rarely two separate compartments and the left side of the graph looks more like a reversed 3.
all the scribe's upper case 'A's on this folio are based on this angular basic shape. At the beginning of a line they are washed with yellow.
'd's are unlooped with curved down-stroke, often curled at the top, to close off the oval lobe.
the scribe doubles final 'd' several times on this folio.
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line.
'g' is tailed with the upper compartment shaped very much like the scribe's 'a'.
the tail is a curved stroke which often connects with the lower left point of the upper compartment forming a sort of triangle.
'h' is evenly formed with looped head-stroke and neatly contained tail.
a rather peculiar spelling of a word on the top line. A more elaborate rendition of 'h' by virtue of its position.
upper case 'h' which is no different from the lower case version.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
modern 'r' is also used throughout in all positions. The scribe does not seem to have a preference.
a single long 'r' on this folio.
the scribe tends to use long 's' in initial and medial positions, but as with his selection of the 'r' graphs, he does not have a set pattern.
again, final 's' is usually either '6' or '8'-shaped but again not a hard and fast rule.
Usage: so as
the example that proves the point.
'w' is a more evenly formed graph. The loops at the head of the graph stand well above surrounding graphs whatever position 'w' happens to be in the word.
the 'B'-shaped element to the right is more like an unformed 3 which is slightly tilted.
the arms of 'w' are as tall as the following 'l'.
'y' is almost always dotted.
the left arm of 'y' descends vertically. The right arm begins its descent parallel to the left then turns at an angle to join with the left arm to form the fork.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words but also sometimes to replace 'th'.
yogh is used frequently as representative of both 'gh' and 'y' elements. It is also used for the plural 'tz' sound on occasions.
|Upper Case Letters|