straight-sided double compartment 'a' used throughout.
variations on this form are used as the upper case letter.
'd' has a rectanglar lobe with an oblique down-stroke to close which is sometimes almost horizontal, as is the second 'd' in version 2. 'd' is often found in ligature with the following 'e' graph.
here the ligature is with 'a', the straight left side of 'a' shared with the angular lobe of 'd'.
occasionally the scribe uses a fine hair-line as lead-in to the angled down-stroke which closes the head of the graph.
'g' is always double compartment. The lower compartment is often triangular in shape.
hair-line visible connecting the left point of the triangular lower compartment back to the body of the graph.
fishtail split top to the ascender characteristic of 'h' in any position.
a slightly more formal graph perhaps because it follows a lombard letter 'T' on the top line of script.
upper case 'H' following a 2-line pen-flourished initial letter.
modern 'r' used in all positions.
'r' in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and several round-bodied graphs.
straight form of 's' with angled head found in initial and medial positions.
almost an 8-shaped 's' but this and kidney 's' are both found in final position.
straight 's' in medial position.
'w' is evenly formed. The graphs vary little.
image to show the size of 'w' with the head usually above the top level of surrounding graphs.
here straight 's' links on to the left arm of 'w'.
the fork of 'y' usually sits on the line. The tail angles down in a straight line at a forty five degree angle.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used for the definite article, verb endings, for pronouns and occasionally as a replacement 'th'.
yogh used to represent both 'gh' and 'y' elements.
|Upper Case Letters|