typical straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar favoured by this scribe.
upper case 'A' in initial position.
this 'a' occurs in the middle of a word and is a characteristic feature of the Beryn scribe's hand.
an 'a' on the top line of text within the word 'mannys'.
'd' is looped and seen here in final position.
'd' in initial position showing the scribe's more pointed lower lobe of 'd' which he tends to use where 'd' is the initial graph.
'd' in an initial position. The scribe's upper case 'D' is more usually of this shape with exaggerated left-pointed lobe.
this simpler unlooped 'd' is also in the scribe's repertoire.
'g' used in the red heading. The reverse flick of the tail is used frequently by the scribe particularly when 'g' is the final letter of a word. However, there is no consistency in this usage but see the name 'Goginagogg' on line 6 where all 'g's have the forward flick.
pronounced horns on this graph.
anglicana 'g' with larger lower lobe.
upper case 'G' which in this scribe's hand is fairly consistent in shape and formation, seen here again with vertical bisecting stroke.
the most usual configuration for 'h'.
here the tail-stroke describes a loop back to join on to the next letter. This is not an isolated occurrence.
this 'h' occurs as the final letter of the penultimate line on the folio. The scribe has used the space to flick the tail-stroke to the right. However, the same feature can be seen in the word 'shuld' which appears two words before the end of the same line.
elaborate upper case 'H' for the first word of the rubric heading.
long 'r' used in medial and in final position. In final position, the 'r' is usually flourished.
modern 'r' is used in medial and final positions as well as long 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used initially, as here, or after vowels and some consonants.
modern 'r' in final position with tag.
kidney-shaped 's' in final position. This 's' is mostly used in this position.
sigma 's' in initial position. This 's' is also used frequently in final position as well as kidney 's'.
upper case 'S' for a name.
long 's' used initially and medially.
'w' with approach stroke and two lobes on the right limb.
'w' whose left arm arches over the previous letter. Note also the lack of lobes on the right side.
the scribe uses a certain amount of licence with this elaborate 'w' on the top line.
a word in the rubric with almost no approach stroke at all. Each separate element of the graph may be seen clearly.
the tail of 'y' extends to join the next letter.
the tail of 'y' extends below the next letter.
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the initial letter of the word 'vommen'. The scribe uses initial 'v' for 'w' in many words.
rather crushed into the space. Resembles the letter form the scribe uses for 'b' at times (see Wild Letter 2).
the same kind of treatment which the scribe uses for the 'w' graph.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used irregularly for demonstrative adjectives.
yogh used rarely on this folio except in words where it is equivalent to 'gh'.
yogh equivalent to 'gh'. The Beryn scribe's yoghs are distinctive with the extended descender.