the scribe's hand varies, perhaps according to the speed with which he copied. Some graphs are well-formed, others have a hasty appearance. Double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
occasionally the stroke across the upper compartment does not connect and a small gap is left at the head of the graph.
the size of the graphs is not always consistent.
unlooped 'd' is used. The oblique down-stroke is often turned slightly at the head.
'd' is frequently found in ligature with the following graph.
the upper lobe of 'g' usually has a vertical aspect, here an oval shape.
the lower lobe varies in size. The horizontal addition leading to the next graph leaves the upper lobe mid-way down the lobe.
sometimes the lower lobe does not connect with the upper lobe.
the scribe's practice is not to use upper case graphs where one might expect to find one. Here there is a tag to the right of the lower lobe.
it is usually possible to see the approach stroke to the stem as is visible here at the top of the stem.
the addition of the head-stroke is often clearly defined.
an example of the scribe's hasty formation of graphs.
long 'r' is used throughout in all positions except after round-bodied graphs.
'r' in final position sometimes has a slight upturn at the termination of the shoulder stroke.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after round-bodied graphs.
it is difficult to see the fork of 'r' here as the graph appears almost as a vertical line. It is just possible to see the hairline rising from the main shaft at a level which is in line with the lower level of surrounding graphs.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. It is not usually a long stroke and it ends at or just below the line.
8-shaped 's' almost always used in final position.
a 6-shaped 's' also used occasionally in final position.
what appears to be a rare example of an upper case letter in this scribe's copying of the prose. Here it occurs after a paraph mark but is unusual in that the scribe's usual practice is to use a lower case graph.
the scribe's 'w's are all similar.
the 'B'-shaped element to the right of the second limb is usually set slightly lower than the two limbs.
the 'B'-shaped element is not always clearly defined.
here there is a simple loop to the right of the second limb.
the fork of the graph is usually on the line.
the tail of 'y' is straight with no return, descending at a 45 degree angle from the line.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently, not only for the definite article and pronouns and adjectives, but also as replacement for 'th'.
the stem of thorn ends just below the line. The stroke which forms the lobe is usually separate from the stem.
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y' and also as replacement for 'gh'.
an example of one of the pen-flourished letters.
Usage: The 7-line ornamental capital which is attached to the four-sided border on f115v.
Usage: A grotesque as the lower corner of the border.
Usage: Detail of the illuminated border of f115v.