|Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Arch. Selden B.11
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both double and single compartment 'a' are used with a slight preference for single compartment.
a scooped shape for this single compartment graph. The head is closed with a hairline stroke.
both versions of 'a' are used in this word though the first 'a' appears to be headless.
'd' is consistently formed with upper loop and triangular bowl.
double compartment 'g' is used throughout. The lower lobe is variable in shape, here much bigger than the upper compartment.
a strange shaped 'g' in final position with both upper and lower compartments open. The lower compartment is shaped like a parallelogram and the horizontal slash from the upper compartment ends with a hook turning down.
the tail of 'h' curves first clockwise under the graph then turns deeply counter-clockwise.
'h' in final position is frequently crossed. Here the tail of 'h' is taken up to provide the cross.
an upper case letter which does vary slightly from the lower case one. There is a foot at the lower point of the stem and the tail descending from the limb curves round beneath the graph and does not turn back.
'z'-shaped 'r' is found in all positions.
modern 'r' is used much less frequently but nevertheless is present in some instances. Here in final position, the 'r' is flourished.
both types of 'r' are represented in this word.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. There is a spike at the head of the stem and the head-stroke leads off horizontally.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position. Some examples are horned.
sigma 's' is found in final position very occasionally.
simple loop-headed 'w' formation.
the two separate 'v's that make up this graph are clearly visible in this example.
upper case graph which is the same as the lower case one.
the tail of 'y' varies considerably in length and in curvature.
a short, squat 'y' in the upper case position.
there are only two examples of thorn on this folio.
|Upper Case Letters
Usage: Be holde