double compartment 'a' used throughout. The upper compartment is usually smaller than the lower one.
the consistent form of upper case 'A' on this folio.
the head of 'a' stands a little above surrounding graphs.
a really square-shaped lower lobe to this upper case 'A'.
the letter 'd' varies little in the scribe's stint in this manuscript.
the left of the lobe is pointed.
a very square lobe.
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'g's are all double compartment and usually have a diamond-shaped compartment above and a more rounded one beneath.
the horned effect to the upper and lower left side of the upper compartment is frequently repeated in this scribe's formation of 'g'.
'g' with 'ra' abbreviative mark above.
'h' frequently has an angular foot.
'H' as upper case at the beginning of a line. There is no difference in the usual letter shape apart from a more pronounced angular stroke at the foot of the stem.
crossed 'h' after 't' when 'h' is in final position.
crossed 'h' after 'g'.
modern 'r' used only a couple of times on this folio.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' with thick otiose stroke descending from the left corner of the graph.
long 'r' used the majority of the time in initial, medial and final positions.
both versions of 'r' are used in this example.
sigma 's' used mainly in final position but also used initially as in the word 'sobre'.
perhaps a new nib in the second stanza which seems to have encouraged a much more spikey and finer appearance to the letters.
the stem of 's' is not very long. Long 's' used initially and medially.
the scribe's 'w' varies little. Upper and lower case appear to be exactly the same.
the HM114 scribe often has a slight foot at the bottom of the left arm of the graph.
a more rounded left limb
the middle limb of 'w' is usually open at the head.
the tail of 'y' is usually short and contained.
occasionally there is no turn on the tail.
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|Thorn and yogh|
the thorn graph has virtually no descender.
yogh used initially to represent the 'y' sound.
yogh used only twice on this folio, both for the same word.
|Upper Case Letters|