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straight sided 'a' with cross-bar used throughout.
the lower compartment is frequently left open.
the scribe uses two forms of upper case 'A' on this folio.
'd' has a single squarish compartment with oblique down-stroke which in some examples is almost horizontal.
'd' ligatured with 'e'.
'g' is double compartment with the upper compartment lozenge-shaped and the lower compartment triangular.
the upper compartment is generally twice the size of the lower.
the hairline connector from the lower to upper compartments is visible in this example.
'h' has a split or floreated head and there is frequently a foot at the base of the stem.
the limb is a thick stroke which descends as far as the line where it is replaced by a fine, short turn of the nib to the left.
modern 'r' used throughout in all positions.
a slight upturn from the shoulder, perhaps because the graph is in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
straight down-stroke with foot at the lower end. The bottom of the graph is in line with the lower level of surrounding graphs. This 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
this form of 's' is used in final position with curved head-stroke ending in an otiose curl to finish. The same applies to the lower part of the graph also with otiose curl attached. This occurs on every final 's'.
Usage: as is
'w' is consistently formed. The left limb is always detached from the 'B'-shaped element which closes the graph.
Usage: Now wole
'y's are all very similar with dot, diamond or curved stroke above. The left limb is vertical and ends at or just above the line at the fork.
the tail is fairly short but sometimes extends below the previous graph.
there are no thorns on this folio and yogh seems to be used only as equivalent to 'gh'.
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