double compartment or straight-sided 'a' is used throughout.
where 'a' stands alone, or occasionally in the middle of a word, the scribe uses what appears to be an upper case graph.
the lower lobe is angular.
the loop at the head of upper case 'A' sometimes extends horizontally.
an individual lower case 'd' which in some examples resembles round 'e'.
the loop is almost never completed as a loop but trails off in the centre of the graph.
the loop has become a thick stroke with a point at its extremity..
'g' is double compartment. There is a vertical aspect to the upper compartment and a horizontal splay to the lower compartment.
'g' in final position with what seems to be an abbreviative mark at the end which may represent a missing 'e'?
abbreviative mark for 'er' attached to 'g' in the middle of the word.
the graph appears to be sloping backwards. Note the height of the following 'a' compared with the 'g' and the 'n'.
'h' is decisively formed. The stem is thicker at the lower end and the head-stroke is looped and generally fine.
the limb is generally thicker at the shoulder, and tapers before becoming a fine tail-stroke turning clockwise and looping beneath the graph.
long 'r' is used in all positions.
the fork of 'r' occurs at the level of the middle of surrounding graphs.
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
sigma 's' is used in initial position.
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position.
the scribe often adds a fine otiose stroke on final 's' as well as on other graphs.
'w' is consistently and neatly formed. The limbs are straight, the heads looped and the 'B'-shaped element is to the right.
upper case 'W' has angled feet to the limbs and the head-stroke of the left limb arches to the right over the remainder of the graph.
the left limb of 'y' descends almost vertically.
'y' is mostly dotted.
the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise. It does vary in length.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used in all positions and replaces 'th'. The stem is thick but tapers at the lower end. The lobe of thorn is oval.
thorn in an upper case position. There are two points on the left of the stem presumably to distinguish this as an upper case graph.
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|