the scribe uses a mixture of double compartment and secretary 'a's. Single 'a' as an indefinite article is usually double compartment. Many phrases begin with 'And' and the 'A' is also usually double compartment. Double compartment 'a' used frequently when it is the initial letter.
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a phrase.
the shape and form of 'd' varies surprisingly little. 'd' is always looped.
occasionally the scribe does not close the bottom lobe of the letter.
a sharper point to the upper loop.
note the extended horizontal slash which appears constantly. When 'g' is used medially, the stroke joins on to the next letter.
the combination 'ge' at the end of a word. The lower compartment of 'g' is triangular in appearance.
'g' with tag.
the combination 'gh'.
the typical formation of 'h'. The tail descends and turns counter-clockwise at the end.
the head stroke varies in angle and thickness.
here the head stroke is closed.
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long 'r' used throughout in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' always used after 'o'.
'r' with hook as if for abbreviation of 'e'.
sigma 's' is the most usual 's' in final position.
another version of final 's' used quite frequently, usually with down-turning tag to finish.
long 's' as two separate and defined strokes.
upper case letter.
a 'w' with a fairly normal shape. This letter-shape varies wildly.
the left limb of the graph extends to the left at a forty five degree angle.
the quasi 'B'-shaped element appears to be an after-thought.
I'm not quite sure what is going on here!
'y' is frequently used instead of 'i' and is always dotted.
the second stroke is occasionally angled away from the first stroke.
the tail of 'y' is often long with a curl back on itself sometimes almost to the top of the descender.
the tail does not taper and is a fairly thick stroke.
|Yogh and thorn|
yogh used initially. The tail of yogh is similar to the tail of 'y', fairly thick and descends in a more or less vertical line.
Yogh used as 'gh' replacement.
use of thorn here as the initial letter of the definite article. Normal 'th' is also used but þ + superscript 't' is frequently used for 'that'.
'e' as used medially.
'e' as used in final position.
double 'ee' with the two types of 'e' following on from one another.
showing joining stroke of 'e' to 'f'.