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single compartment 'a' is used.
the most usual form of upper case 'A' which is just an enlargement of the lower case letter form.
a second version of upper case 'A'.
the first word on the folio hence the rather flamboyant triangular 'A'.
both looped and unlooped 'd' are present on this folio.
very pointed lower lobe with hairline back to the joining of loop and lobe.
tailed secretary 'g' is used throughout.
final 'g' with flourish.
'gh' combination with cross-bar at the head of 'g' continuing through to the head loop of 'h'.
the head-loop rests on the shoulder.
the 'ght' combination. When 'h' is crossed, the line often runs across the top of the letter.
an example which occurs on the top line where more space above might encourage the open head stroke. The letter is also written at a slight angle.
the 'z'-shaped 'r' is almost always used initially and medially. Very rarely used in final position. Although the next three versions of 'r' represent modern 'r', the 'z'-shaped 'r' is the one most frequently used.
modern 'r' is almost always found in final position. Here, unusually, it is in the middle of a word.
here in final position almost always accompanied by a flourish.
apart from version 3, the only other example of modern 'r' used within a word on this folio is where 'r' is doubled, as in this example.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
sigma 's' used occasionally in final position.
long 's' used initially and in medial positions.
double 's' with 'es' abbreviation.
the arms of 'w' are separate. There is a single loop at the right of the graph.
a looped 'w' is also used as well as the versions in 1, 2 and 4.
there is very little variation in the shape of this graph.
the flourish on the final 'r' of the same word as version 2.
the scribe frequently uses this abbreviation at the beginning of a word as also in '(con)sentryk(es)' and (com)pased'.
yogh used as 'z'.