double compartment 'a' is used often with angled stroke to close the upper compartment.
an upper case graph with hairline to close the lower lobe.
sample to show the size of 'a' within a word.
'd' with loop and lower lobe with point at upper left side.
this form of unlooped 'd' is used infrequently on this folio.
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'g' with lower lobe of oval shape.
secretary tailed 'g' used in equal proportion to anglicana 'g'.
final 'g' almost always has a flourish curling round above the letter form.
anglicana 'g' which gets the same treatment.
in the combinations 'gh', 'th', 'ch', the scribe uses the cross stroke from the initial letter to provide the impetus for the 'h'. This results in the loop of the 'h' appearing flatter than the more upright position seen for example in version 3.
'h' following the upward movement from the extended tail of 'y'.
an initial 'h' from a word on the top line of text so perhaps afforded a more elaborate treatment.
long 'r' used occasionally.
'z'-shaped 'r' used in all positions and after any letter.
an elaborate abbreviative mark for a missing 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' with flourish in final position.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position. Some of these graphs have a pointed head.
long 's' always used initially and medially.
sigma 's' is also used in final position.
'w's are all of this shape usually with an approach stroke which varies in length and curvature.
the left limb is frequently taller than the rest of the graph.
the left arm of the letter arches over the previous 'o'.
the tail of 'y' varies in its curvature from a deep and sweeping curve to a minimal flick as seen in version 4.
the stem of 'l' is often bisected by the looped stroke which descends in a graceful curve.
the initial letter.
within a word, the 'l's are slightly tilted to the right
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Usage: I wot
Usage: I say
Usage: I suppose
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yogh used for the consonantal sound of 'z'.
yogh replaces 'gh' sound.
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|Upper Case Letters|
upper case letters frequently filled with yellow wash.
a triangular compartment at the left of the stem.
'O' with internal decorative stroke which descends at an angle and resolves on the left side of the graph rather than bisecting it.