lower case 'a' used throughout where 'a' occurs within a word.
double compartment 'A' used for the upper case letter and where 'a' stands alone or is the first letter of a word.
straight-sided double compartment 'a' always used for the Latin quotations.
the 'C' which should begin this word has been formed as if it were a paragraph mark in the ink of the text and is obviously a guide letter. The next letter is then an upper case 'A', shown here in the red ink which is used for the whole of the Latin quotation.
looped 'd' is used throughout.
'd' with more angular lobe.
final 'd' with flourish.
unlooped 'd' is the scribe's display letter and used for the Latin quotations.
double compartment 'g' resembling a figure 8.
'g' in final position with tag.
'g' with attached abbreviation for the plural which the scribe uses on several occasions on this folio.
'g' in the scribe's display script for Latin.
little variation in this letter with short limb and tail-stroke tucked away. The stem of 'h' tends to lean slightly to the right.
from the Latin inscription which precedes the first Prosa. A more upright stem.
crossed 'h' in 'ght' combination. The 'g' appears to lean backwards, the 'h' forwards.
modern 'r' used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' almost always follows 'o' and always has a curved otiose descender from the lower stroke which occasionally forms a complete circle.
plural abbreviation on final 'r'.
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kidney-shaped 's' is always found in final position.
sigma 's' used as the initial letter.
long 's' used medially and in initial position. The stalk of the letter usually retains its thickness, tapering little at the end.
a very neatly formed example of the scribe's 'w'.
upper case 'W' tipped with yellow paint.
the body of 'y' is formed consistently with slight variations in the length of tail.
an unusual look to this extension on the tail of 'y'. It is actually attached to the macron over the word on the line below.
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|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used regularly on this folio mainly with a superscript letter as a method of abbreviation.
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
here yogh is used as representative of the 'gh' sound.
the macron is used frequently to replace missing 'n's and 'm's. It is usually curved as in this example.
the scribe has used a superscript 'e' here to represent the 're' abbreviation. Frequent use of superscript letters by this scribe.