we are uncertain as to whether there is a single scribe in this manuscript, or two. The change occurs around f49 and the second hand is very similar in most ways so maybe, perhaps, just copied at a different time and definitely with a different nib. This 'a' graph is from f17v of the manuscript.
an 'a' with flattened head-stroke from the later part of the manuscript.
an upper case 'A' from f17v.
upper case 'A' as seen on f102r.
the 'd's on both folios are not dissimilar in formation.
from f102r, 'd' in final position at the end of a line and tagged.
an unlooped 'd' from the rubric on f102r.
the only upper case 'D' on the sampled folios occurs on f17v.
the 'g' graph does differ. This example from f17v has a hairline connector from the end of the tail back to the body of the graph which sits on the line.
this example from f102r has a much larger lower lobe and is a different shape. The tail stroke often goes below the line.
as will be seen in these two examples of upper case 'G', the scribe does vary his graphs on the same folio.
'h' on f17v has a more pointed head-stroke and the limb and tail-stroke curves round and is contained beneath the body of the graph.
on f102r, the limb is straight on every occasion.
from the early folio with tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
upper case 'H' from f17v.
modern 'r' is used throughout on both folios and for all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' does appear different on each folio. On f17v, the example seen here, 'r' has a horizontal stroke at the base. It is only used after 'o'.
on f102r, 'z'-shaped 'r' is slightly different with the lower stroke set at an angle. It is used after 'o' but also after some round-bodied graphs.
an 'r' in final position with a rarely used tag to finish.
long 's' used initially and medially on both folios.
a final kidney-shaped 's' from f17v.
a sharper example of final 's' from f102r. The shape is basically the same and perhaps the difference may be explained by a different nib.
this is the only form of 'w' which is used on f17v.
on f102r, this looped 'w' is used alongside the version to be seen in 3.
also used on f102r. This 'w' is not quite the same as the version on f17v which ends in a 'B'-shaped element rather than as here a single loop.
upper case 'W' from f17v.
almost all 'y's on f17v have a tail which turns counter-clockwise.
almost all 'y's on f102r have a tail-stroke which is straight.
occasionally 'y' is dotted .
the single 'y' on f102r with curled tail.
|Thorn and yogh|
thorn is not used at all on f17v. However, there are only two examples on f102r so the scribe does not use thorn a great deal.
yogh is not used on f17v. It is used several times on f102r equivalent to 'y' and also the gutteral.
|Upper Case Letters|
upper case 'T' from f17v.
upper case 'T' from f102r.
upper case 'B' from f17v.
an almost identical upper case 'B' from f102r.
Usage: ffro man
catchword on f17v with distinctive looped bracket end and dotting.
first word of f102r.
Usage: be knowe
the top line of f102r with decorated ascenders.
a second type of decoration of an ascender on the top line of f102r.