single compartment 'a' used as the lower case graph throughout.
distinctive upper case graph with sweeping cross-stroke.
probably the more usual upper case 'A' on the folios examined with looped extension into the left margin crossed by a pair of vertical parallel lines.
'd' is looped but generally the loop is about the same size as the lower compartment.
the lobe of 'd' is angular rather than rounded in appearance.
'g' is tailed with short thick stroke descending from the right side of the lobe. This then turns clockwise and descends as a finer stroke in tapering fashion.
Usage: A mong
'g' in final position almost always has an added vertical tag descending from the extended horizontal head-stroke.
'h' has an open head with tail-stroke which sweeps down at an angle to finish beyond the stem of the graph.
'h' only seems to be crossed after w. The stem of 'h' is thick, the head-stroke much finer.
an elaborate upper case graph for 'H'.
modern 'r' is used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and several round-bodied graphs.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The stem is thick, the head-stroke fine.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
upper case 'S' with curved strokes at the head and foot.
both limbs of 'w' have feet. The head-strokes connect and form a gently curved top to the graph.
the left arm of 'w' is usually connected to the remainder of the graph at the head.
'w' is a tall letter which towers above surrounding graphs.
upper case letter distinct from the lower case graph because of the curving nature of the left arm which extends into the margin.
the body of 'y' is consistently formed. The tail-strokes are all very fine.
the tails of 'y' vary. Some turn counter-clockwise, some, as in this example have a kinked stroke turning clockwise, and others, as in version 3 are a straight line set at an oblique angle.
Usage: a yeyn
thorn is used frequently for all purposes.
the stem of thorn is generally long and tapering. The lobe is squarish and sits at the top of the stem.
the scribe even seems to have an upper case version of his thorn with a parallel stroke shadowing the stem and a larger, even more angular, lobe.
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