double compartment anglicana 'a'. The compartments are sometimes not quite completely separate, as here, or else clearly separate comparttments.
the scribe rarely uses secretary 'a' but it can be found occasionally.
the scribe's more usual upper case 'A'.
on the line above the previous version is this 'A' with more angular lower compartment and the crossing of the loop of the upper compartment over the stroke forming the lower compartment.
looped 'd' consistently formed.
'd' with tail.
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line. Occasionally the scribe's lower case letter has the more pointed lobe seen here.
the scribe's 'g' is a clear identifier. It is always set above the line as here and stands above the level of surrounding letters.
another example with characteristic extension above the upper lobe easing over to join the next letter. There is usually a visible tag from the right of the lower lobe.
secretary 'g' used on very rare occasions on the folios examined. Note that unlike anglicana double-compartment 'g' tailed 'g' ends beneath the line.
upper case 'g'.
the limb is frequently short.
sometimes the head-loop of 'h' fails to connect with the shoulder.
a very occasional example of 'h' with tail-stroke flicked to the right.
upper case 'H'. The scribe sometimes uses a foot on the stem of upper case 'H'.
modern 'r' with separated strokes used most of the time in all positions.
long 'r' used medially and in terminal position, but the scribe's preference is for modern 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used quite frequently on some folios. Always used after 'o' and also after some consonants. Note the tag descending from the middle of the lower portion of the letter.
long 'r' with flourish.
kidney 's' nearly always used in final position.
sigma 's' used initially as well as long 's'.
upper case 'S' used for a noun which is not the first word of a line.
typical shape for long 's' with flattened top and lead-in tag to the left of the stem.
typical shape for the scribe's 'w' with middle standing proud above left and right
whereas the basic shape is nearly always the same, there is variation in the shape and direction of the different compartments.
is form of 'w' is found only once on the folios consulted, but shows the capacity of the scribe to have more than one form in his repertoire.
the initial word of a folio and therefore upper case and slightly different. Usually, the scribe's upper case 'W's are the same basic shape as his lower case ones of versions one and two.
'y' is often dotted.
sometimes 'y' has a form of loop above 'y' instead of a dot. The same kind of loop is frequently used for the dot on 'i'.
peculiar short-tailed 'y' with macron to replace the 'm' of 'hym'.
|Thorn and yogh|
thorn used frequently for 'th'. Also used as ending for present tense singular as well as the usual demonstratives and articles.
the scribe's simple yogh. Yogh is not used consistently for 'gh'.
this shape of graph alternates with version 3. Yogh also used as initial 'y' sound.
the scribe's 'p' showing backward-sloping angle of shaft.
a typical 'p' with hook to the left and protruding shaft at the top.
the scribe's 'pro' abbreviation.
perhaps the scribe's upper case letter.
the scribe has a series of upper case 'N's'.
the first letter of the folio so perhaps the best the scribe can do?
another first letter of the folio.
another variation on the same theme.
the scribe has two distinct shapes for upper case 'I'. This one with curved approach stroke tends to be used more often at the beginning of a line.
the second, simpler shape of upper case 'I'.
at the beginning of a line.