anglicana double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
the two compartments are about the same size.
the usual form of upper case 'A'.
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
there is usually a slight turn at the head of the second stroke.
upper case 'D' decorated with two sets of parallel lines.
double compartment 'g' is used throughout.
the lower compartment is frequently smaller than the upper compartment.
there is often a skirt, or overhang at the right of the lower compartment.
the upper case letter again with parallel line decoration.
the head of the stem may be blunt, floreated or with short, horizontal approach stroke at the head.
the limb descends in a straight line and may just taper off or it may continue as a fine hairline tail-stroke as in version 1.
a more decorative version of the upper case graph.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
'r' in final position frequently has a vertical tag attached.
'z'-shaped 'r' is also used frequently not only to follow 'o' and round-bodied graphs but other graphs too, as seen here.
the scribe has a variety of 's's. Here straight 's' has a curved head and the slight foot ends at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
'8'-shaped 's' may be used in final position.
'8'-shaped 's' may also be used in initial position.
an upper case serpentine 'S'.
'w' is frequently found as in this example. There is a curved approach stroke to the left limb and a fine loop from the top of the middle stroke which arches over the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
no approach stroke, perhaps because the graph is not in initial position.
upper case graph the same as version 1 in the lower case.
'y' is almost always dotted. The tail varies in shape and length.
sometimes the tail is merely a squiggle.
|Thorn and Yogh|
Usage: þe erþe
thorn is used frequently in all positions and for all functions.
there is a curl as an approach stroke to the stem.
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|