double compartment anglicana 'a' used throughout. The impression of the folio is of a squarish hand.
a head-stroke set almost at a right angle squares off the head.
most upper case 'A's are slight variations on this type.
'd' is mostly looped. This example is dumpy and squat with open inside because of unfinished stroke for the loop.
unlooped 'd' is also used occasionally.
upper case 'D' with added stroke to left outside the graph and reciprocal stroke going in the opposite direction within the graph itself.
'g' is double compartment and 8-shaped.
the lower compartment is often smaller than the upper compartment. 'g' in final position often has a short diagonal tag.
a very distinctive 'er' abbreviation to follow 'g'.
again a squat graph with short stem and barely any tail tapering from the limb.
the graph appears tilted.
an upper case version of the graph.
long 'r' is used in all positions throughout.
'r' in final position, flourished perhaps to indicate a missing final 'e'. The graph forks at the base.
on the folio examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' only follows 'o'.
8-shaped 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
the stem of long 's' is very short, ending at the lower level of surrounding graphs giving the script a boxy, square appearance.
an angular '8'-shaped upper case 'S'.
again another graph which is very square in appearance. The separate head stroke above the 'B'-shaped element makes for an odd appearance for this graph.
the short head stroke from the middle limb curls over to close on top of the 'B'-shaped element. The effect is of three separate layers to the right side.
the fork of 'y' always comes at the lower level of surrounding graphs. The tail is often short and straight and leaves the fork at a forty-five degree angle.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is short and squat also. The stem is thick and does not extend much below the level of surrounding graphs.
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words as well as for verb endings and replacement 'th' in other words.
yogh is used frequently also. It may be equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|
some interesting shapes for the upper case graphs shown here.
squat upper case 'P' with short descender.
Usage: An odd red 'B' shape at the end of this Latin gloss underlined in red.
Usage: Arrows in red ink to point to the single word 'Passus' which then serves for both Explicit and Incipit.
Usage: Blue Lombard initial with red flourishing.
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