the scribe forms 'a' in several ways. Here the head is rounded and upper compartment is small.
here the head stroke is angled before continuing down.
this graph is squarer with bisecting horizontal line between upper and lower portions of the graph.
for upper case 'A' the upper loop is larger than the lower one.
the lower compartment is oval and smaller than the looped top.
'd' in final position is frequently tagged with curving stroke descending below the level of the body of the graph.
the upper loops are flung backwards in this example.
Usage: guyde' 'g' has upper compartment smaller than the longer oval lower compartment. The sharp point at the head is not always apparent.
again 'g' in final position often has a long descending tag attached to the horizontal extension which extends out from near the top of the upper compartment.
the graph has a hunched appearancewith horizontal extension leading through to the looped head of the following graph.
the same situation occurs here where 'g' is followed by 'h' with looped head-stroke.
a looped head-stroke, and tail-stroke curving round clockwise before looping back to join the following graph.
the horizontal stroke from the head of sigma 's' follows through to form the looped head-stroke of 'h'.
'h' in combination with 't' and 'g' is frequently crossed.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
(first r) long 'r' is used throughout except after 'o'. Here the 'e' is attached to the end of the right fork.
the fork of the letter does not systematically fall in the same place. Here the shoulder curves upwards perhaps to represent a missing 'e'?
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'. The curious extension from the lower left of the graph is thickly drawn and occurs on all examples of this graph.
the head of sigma 's' curves up and round to connect with the following graph. Sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
a rather splayed pair of long 's's. Long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' in final position.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
the scribe's 'w' graph is consistently formed.
the middle loop always stands above the elements to left and right.
the tail of 'y' is usually long and gracefully curved.
compared with surrounding graphs, the tail of 'y' is long and this may affect the spacing between lines.
the tail of 'y' frequently becomes entangled in the top of graphs on the following line as the scribe attempts to copy the right number of lines per folio.
every final 'f' has a long trailing stroke attached.
the long descending stroke from 'f' also influences the appearance of the script.
|Upper Case Letters|
'P' always has a diagonal stroke which cuts diagonally through the lobe of the graph beginning from the top of the stem.
'T' is squat with vertical bisecting line whoch loops up and round to form the head stroke.
a deeply incised head for upper case 'I'.
|b, l, h, k|
the graphs shown here have wide looped heads.