'a' is a double compartment letter but all the scribe's graphs are sloppily formed so that it sometimes difficult to tell one from another.
although in the middle of a word the graph is larger than the letters around it.
although here 'a' stands way above surrounding graphs, the scribe is not consistent in doing this and sometimes, 'a' is the same size as other graphs.
upper case 'A' tipped with red ink.
most of the scribe's 'd's have a long loop backwards.
'd' in final position with trailing tag.
upper case 'D' with vertical bisecting bar and a '2'-shaped element preceding the body of the graph.
the scribe's 'g's all have a tail which loops round counter-clockwise.
'g' in final position with tag.
the 'ght' combination.
upper case 'G' with vertical bisect.
'h' is a graph which is formed fairly consistently. The limb may be straight as here or the tail may loop round to join to following graphs as in versions 2 and 3.
Usage: nose thrylles
the cross-bar from 't' links through to provide the starting point for 'h'.
a longer than usual tail because the word is on the bottom line.
long 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o', 'e' and 'a'.
the fork of 'r' varies according to the following graph. In version 1 the fork is just below the level of the following 'e' whereas the fork in this example is at the lowest point of the descending stroke.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o', 'e' and 'a'.
upper case 'R' with looped head traced at a distance from the body of the graph.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' is always used in final position.
both versions of 's' are used in this example.
a strange variety of upper case 'S'.
the scribe has several versions of 'w'. This one is clearly 'w', others are not so obvious.
a crouched 'w' graph.
difficult to disentangle this 'w' which appears wedged between initial long 's' and following 'a'.
the scribe is fond of using abbreviations for 'with' and 'that'.
'y' is almost indistinguishable from thorn. It is consistently formed usually with fairly long tail stroke.
a shortened tail stroke in this word.
again, a sweeping tail for 'y'.
|Thorn and Yogh|
it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between 'y' and 'thorn'.
here the scribe has extended the tail of thorn to end above the graph to form the 'er' abbreviative mark.
Usage: yf þe
this image demonstrates the possible problems with reading this script.
a solitary yogh on this folio.
|Upper Case Letters|
the scribe's upper case graphs can also be confusing. At first glance 'C' is very similar to version 2 which shows 'T'.
like the 'D' graph, 'B' also has a 2-shaped element preceding the rest of the letter.