single compartment 'a' used as the lower case graph.
the scribe's hand is not particularly neat and his letter formation is not consistent.
swiftly formed upper case 'A'.
'd' is actually fairly consistently formed, usually with upper loop slightly in advance of the lower lobe.
a more angular lobe with reverse pen-turned top to the descender rather than a completed loop.
flat-topped tailed 'g' with minimal tail-stroke.
'g' in final position with tiny downward flick at the end of the horizontal extension.
wide head-loop with shoulder and limb descending from the centre of the loop.
strangely, both 'h's in this word have the head-stroke as a horizontal line.
when 'h' follows 'g' it is usually crossed. However on each occasion where 'h' follows 'g', the body of 'h' has become obliterated with ink.
the link to the shoulder of 'r' springs from line level which is at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
'r' in final position is flourished, perhaps to indicate a missing final 'e'.
the thick head of the descender protrudes above the initiation of the curved head-stroke.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position as is sigma 's'.
the alternation of the two 's' graphs in final position is random.
scooped head-stroke to link on to following 'h'.
'w' is always of the same formation with two thick, fairly straight limbs whose heads turn towards the right. There is a single lobe as the final element.
the scribe uses abbreviations for 'that' and 'with'.
the tail of 'y' is usually of generous length and curvature. However, see version 4.
another example of the over-inking which causes blobs of ink to infill the body of some graphs.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently in all situations. It usually has a straight tapering stem as in this example.
the scribe curves the stem of thorn in this example.
a single example of yogh on the two folios examined. Here used as representative of 'z'.
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|Upper Case Letters|
there are few upper case letters in the text but 'T' does occur quite frequently. It is always formed as in this example.
the scribe has two forms of 'i'. In this example the scribe uses a curved approach stroke to the head and adds a separate dot to the right of the shaft.
first initial of the title with loss of the corner of the paper leaf which now shows the repair.
the second version of the scribe's 'I' with looped and hooked head stroke.