double compartment 'a' is used almost all the time.
very occasionally the scribe uses a single compartment 'a'.
upper case 'A' usually has a squarish lower lobe.
an angular lobe which here appears triangular, with looped top.
not all the scribe's 'd's are as angualr as in version 1.
upper case 'D' with 2-shaped element preceding.
the very angular double compartment 'g'.
sometimes the tail of 'g' curves like a wave beneath the graph.
the 'gh' combination.
upper case 'G'.
on some folios there is almost no extension from the limb of 'h' which ends at the same level as the bottom of the stem.
here the head-stroke is rounder and the limb extends to a tail-stroke which ends below the line and in line with the base of the stem.
'h' is sometimes crossed when in combination with 't'. The 'ght' combination is not treated in the same way.
an upper case letter with hooked horizontal extension to the left of the stem. There is a pronounced foot on the stem.
modern 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'. Long 'r' is also used occasionally.
on some folios the scribe has a tendency to raise his pen from the parchment to form a separate head stroke which is placed to the right, half way down the stem.
z'-shaped 'r' is used infrequently. If used at all it follows 'o', but modern 'r' is used in this position also.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
on some folios, kidney 's' is always used in final position.
on other folios the scribe has a preference for sigma 's' in final position. On yet other folios there is a mixture.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The graph may have a head stroke which presents as a sharp point at the top of the graph. On other folios, the head-stroke is rounded.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
again the scribe varies his graphs on different folios. It might be concluded that sections were copied at different times. The 'w' here is fairly consistent earlier in the manuscript. There are obvious places where text has been added in spaces left and the scribe's hand changes in size to fill out the space.
the middle arm of the graph is consistently above the left arm but here the top loop is left open and the left element has a small foot at the base.
here the left side has become a loop almost at right angles to the body of the graph.
upper case 'W' with more pronounced left side.
the tail of 'y' may be short and straight or end in a small flick as here. The fork of the graph is generally at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
sometimes the tail of 'y' appears with a more usual curve as here. The graph may or may not be dotted.
almost no tail on this example.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
|Thorn and Yogh
thorn is used infrequently. It is mostly used for verb endings as here. The stem is short and squat.
occasional use in adjectival or adverbial contexts.
yogh is also used rarely on the folios examined.
yogh only seems to be used as equivalent to 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters
this twisted form of 'T' appears several times on the first folio of the manuscript.
an upper case 'P' which could be easily identifiable as an individual graph if found elsewhere.
|Upper Case I
all these different examples of upper case 'I' are found on a single folio.
|More Upper Case Letters
an unusual 'B' with an extra central vertical line which separates the 2-shaped element at the front from the 'B'-shaped element to finish.