secretary single compartment 'a' is used most of the time but a double compartment 'a' is also used.
an example of the use of both types of 'a' in the same word.
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looped 'd' is the one used most frequently but version 2 also used sporadically.
unlooped 'd' as the initial letter of the word but found also in final position.
'd'with tag in final position in a word found at the end of a line.
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double compartment 'g' with oval lower lobe.
tailed 'g' is also used.
the completion of the lower lobe of 'g' is sometimes barely visible or not present at all. The space thus created makes a rather peculiar letter form.
the combination 'ng'.
'h' with rounded head-loop.
'h' with triangular head-loop. It is not unusual to find the limb turning to the right to finish.
'th' combination again with curving limb turning counter-clockwise.
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modern 'r' with angled stem and detached shoulder.
the second 'r' in this word following 'e'.
both 'z'-shaped 'r' and modern 'r' used in this double 'r' combination.
'r' with exaggerated flourish in final position at the end of a line.
6-shaped 's' used almost exclusively in final position.
long 's' used in initial position. The hairline stroke descending back to the stem from the headstroke frequently joins to form a closed angular head at the top of the 's'.
'ss' combination. The first 's' usually has a sharper angle on the headstroke whereas the headstroke of the second 's' curves round back to the stem.
the scribe uses a variety of forms for 'w'. Here the loop in the middle stands above the level of first and last elements.
closed head-loops of even height in this example.
curved lead-in stroke, angled second limb and separate final stroke make this a rather peculiar-looking 'w'.
the tail of 'y' appears in several versions. It may have a gentle curve counter-clockwise as here.
the more usual 'y' with little or no return on the tail stroke.
and in this example the tail of 'y' is a short straight line descending at an angle from the graph..
tail stroke of 'y' at 45 degree angle. Used in this way in headings and on the bottom line of text where there is more space.
use of thorn for definite article and for demonstratives.
the lobe of thorn is frequently detached from the stem.
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