all 'a's are double compartment and neatly executed.
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio. This is the least-used one.
the most common form of upper case 'A'.
'd' is simple and unlooped. The second stroke does not always connect with the top of the bowl.
'd' ligatured with final 'e'.
occasionally the top of the down stroke begins with a curl to lead in.
'g' is almost always double compartment. The lower compartment is often smaller than the upper and slightly in advance of it, giving a sort of twisted appearance to the graph.
'g' in final position always has a vertical tag attached to the horizontal slash.
a very rare occurrence of tailed 'g' with exaggerated curly tail. It occurs on the bottom line of the folio.
'h' is squat in appearance and the stem is slightly tilted.
the limb is fat and curved and continues clockwise with a short fine tail.
two versions of upper case 'H' on the folio examined. Here, at the beginning of a line, 'H' has a curved stroke attached to the left of the stem.
in this example, the double parallel lines also provide the decoration.
long 'r' is used most frequently in all positions.
modern 'r' is also used in all positions, but is not the first choice of graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used only after 'o' on this folio.
sigma 's' is just one of three types of 's' to be used in initial position.
8-shaped 's' is also used in initial as well as final positions.
long 's' is also used in initial and medial positions. The shaft of the graph is short and does not extend much beyond the lower level of surrounding graphs.
the left limb of 'w' may have a turn of the nib at the head as here.
the top of the left limb may also turn to the right, closing the head.
the approach stroke to the left limb may be more like the head of a crook.
'y' has either a very short tail or almost no tail at all.
there is usually a diamond shape on top of the 'y'.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is rarely used and only for the definite article and for the abbreviated form of 'that'.
yogh is also rarely used. The examples found suggest that it was used occasionally as equivalent of 'gh'.
here an unusual occurrence of long 's' in final position. The scribe does not seem to have sorted out any particular preferences although sigma 's' is usually the preferred graph in initial position.
when 's' comes at the end of a line, it is frequently the shape seen here, with flat head stroke extending out into the margin and frequently tagged.
other graphs, particularly 'e' at the end of a line are also tagged.
|Upper Case Letters|
a very interesting upper case 'B' with the lower case graph preceded by what is almost, but not quite a '2' shape.