double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
the word is within the text but copied in red ink.
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
looped 'd' is used throughout. The lobe is usually very angular.
'd' in final position is tagged.
occasionally the scribe extends the loop of 'd' backwards over previous graphs.
'g' is double compartment throughout.
The lower compartment generally rests on or just blow the line so the graph is set high in relation to surrounding letters.
the head of 'g' is above the top of surrounding graphs.
triangular looped head which rejoins the stem at shoulder-level.
the tail-stroke may sweep round clockwise as in version 1 or turn counter-clockwise as in this example.
here the tail of 'h' extends clockwise beneath preceding graphs. The length and sweep of the tail of 'h' has an impact on the aspect of the folio.
the upper case graph is the same as the lower case one.
long 'r' is used all the time and in every position except after 'o'.
'r' in final position with flourish. The fork of the graph appears at line level.
'z'-shaped 'r' with otiose descender from the middle of the lower stroke.
sigma 's' is used in initial position.
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position.
long 's' is only used in medial positions.
upper case 'S' is a sigma shape.
'w' is generally looped at the head. There is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
upper case 'W' is the same as the lower case graph.
the tail of 'y' is fine and mostly a straight stroke.
as with 'h', the long, fine tails of 'y' have an impact on the aspect of the folio.
occasionally the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used mainly to abreviate 'that' and 'the'.
occasionally thorn is used to replace 'th'.
the only yogh on the folio.
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|Upper Case Letters|
these decorated letters appear on the top line of the folio.
eagle in the lower margin.