double compartment 'a' used most of the time.
single compartment 'a' used only occasionally.
upper case 'A
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looped 'd' used on almost every occasion.
'd' in final position with tag.
the shape of the first 'd' of this pair with a squared corner to the lobe, is found frequently on this folio.
Usage: same day
elaborate ascenders on this unlooped 'd' on the top line of text.
tailed 'g' is found alongside anglicana 'g'.
the same word as in version 1 only a few lines further on and spelt differently with anglicana form of 'g'. Both forms of 'g' are used throughout.
here the tail of 'g' curves counter-clockwise.
'h' with triangular head-stroke.
'h' in the 'th' combination is frequently crossed.
the word appears on the top line and this is one of the scribe's display letters for 'h'.
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modern 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'.
long 'r' is used several times by the scribe but only in final position as here, with flourish attached.
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sigma 's' is always used in final position and sometimes initially as well.
the single example on this folio of an alternative 's' in final position.
the double 's' seems slightly out of control here compared with the scribe's more even hand elsewhere. Seymour notes a slightly different aspect on f107 which is a parchment folio. f81, used for most examples of this hand, is a paper folio.
a distinctive shape for 'w' with small left limb, tall central stroke and 'B'-shaped element to the right.
the scribe's idiosynchratic 'w' could be an identifying feature of this hand.
whilst adding the final lobe to 'w', the scribe joins it on to the next letter 'e'.
almost all 'y's have a longish extension to the tail curving to the right.
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|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn quite often has a small protuberance on the left side of the stem.
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
yogh used as representative of the 'gh' sound in this combination.
frequent use of this abbreviative mark for all sorts of words.
the scribe frequently omits to close the lobe of 'p'. A fine approach stroke to the descender.