double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
usually the two compartments appear to be the same size.
occasionally the upper compartment is bigger than the lower.
a distinctive upper case 'A' used throughout on the folios examined. It is the horizontal bar which crosses the graph at the top of the lobe which is different.
the scribe uses unlooped 'd' which varies little whether in initial, medial or final position.
the angle of the down-stroke is essentially the same in each example.
medial 'd' in the Latin gloss in the hand of the scribe.
all the scribe's graphs are controlled and evenly formed. Tailed 'g' is used throughout and again there is little variation in the graph.
there may be slight variation in the curve of the tail-stroke. The head of the graph is almost always the same with a thick descender sometimes slightly curved as in this example.
'g' from Latin gloss in the hand of the scribe.
upper case 'G'.
lower case 'h' varies little and is always neatly executed.
in the combination 'th' in final position, 'h' is always crossed.
distinctive looped side-stroke variant on the 'h' graph for the upper case rendition. The head-stroke is no longer a loop but a separate stroke curved at each end.
modern 'r' is used in initial, medial and final positions. The formation does not vary.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o', 'p' and 'w'.
'r' in final position.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The head-stroke is separately scribed and curves down to form a ligature with the following 't'.
kidney 's' is used exclusively in final position.
the curving top stroke of upper case 'S' ends with a final loop back to connect with the stroke.
the scribe has two variant shapes for the 'w' graph which are used randomly. This variant has a third stroke at the right forming a single lobe.
this variation of 'w' has a double, 'B'-shaped element on the right side.
't' connects with the left curved arm of the 'w' graph.
upper case 'W' has a horizontal stroke across the top of the graph.
the scribe's formation of 'y' is extremely regular.
the angle of turn on the tail of 'y' varies little.
occasionally the tail of 'y' extends a little further than usual.
|Thorn and Yogh|
the stem of thorn is copied at an angle. Thorn is used only occasionally.
abbreviation with superscript 't' neatly housed in the fork between the stem and lobe of thorn.
yogh used initially as equivalent of 'y'.
yogh is also used as equivalent of 'gh' in this combination.
|Upper Case Letters|
the scribe has a number of distinctive forms for upper case letters.
|More Upper Case Letters|