an oval-shaped lobe to single compartment 'a'.
the scribe occasionally uses an upper case 'A' for some words within the text.
from the Latin gloss in the margin of f78v.
unlooped 'd' used throughout.
'd' in final position with tag.
the two strokes which go to make up the scribe's 'd' may be seen clearly in this example.
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characteristic tailed 'g' of this scribe with short, straight tail-stroke
a slight left-ward inclination on the descender
the lobe of 'g' is often very small.
'g' with more pronounced curve to the tail.
the usual presentation of 'h'. It is a squat graph with head-loop and short limb.
'H' as the first letter of the last line of text and the scribe continues the tail-stroke of the letter into the ruled parallel lines of the left margin.
in the scribe's crossed 'h', the horizontal line usually just grazes the top of the letter.
'h' on the top line with exaggerated ascender extending into the space.
modern 'r' used extensively. The stem descends at an angle. The shoulder is detached.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and some consonants.
the scribe rarely uses long 'r'. The fork, such as it is, is close to the top of the initial stroke.
upper case 'R' with arched approach stroke beginning below the body of the letter.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final positions.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
long 's' used in initial position with head-stroke arching over following graphs..
this form of 'w' with looped head occurs occasionally.
the form of 'w' with or without an approach stroke which is the most frequently used form of the letter.
a 'w' on the top line with strapwork decoration, a feature of some letters on the top lines of folios in this manuscript.
the tail of 'y' is usually straight. Here there is a slight flick to the right.
the tail frequently extends back under several letters at a forty-five degree angle.
an unusual upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
the same arched lead-in stroke as in the example of the upper case 'Y' though not so pronounced.
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the vertical line is the ruled margin line, not part of the distinctive circular 'T'.
a curly stroke through the centre of the graph as decoration.
upper case 'I' is distinctive with the appearance of a modern number 7.
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