Scribal ProfileHand D
|Current Manuscript:||USA, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections MS Garrett 137|
|Identification:||This may be Hand A writing with more lines to the folio.|
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the script varies in size and the graphs vary in shape from line to line on this folio.
again this word occurs in the middle of a line, in the middle of a phrase. No less than four of these 'A's occur on the last two lines of the folio. It is not the more elaborate upper case graph seen in version 4.
unlooped 'd' is used throughout in every position.
the upper case version at the beginning of a line.
tailed 'g' used throughout.
the tail curves gently counter-clockwise to finish.
upper case 'G' at the beginning of a line.
where 'h' is in initial position the head-stroke is generally open and arches over following graphs.
where 'h' follows another graph it tends to lean to the right and the head is looped and lies on the shoulder.
'h' is crossed when it follows 'g'.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
'r' in final position with flourish.
a missing 'e' hence the flourish on the final 'r' in this word.
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position on this folio.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
the shape of 'w' does not vary whether in initial position or in the middle of a word.
'w' in final position.
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
only occasionally on this folio is 'y' used instead of 'i'.
'Y' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
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