the single compartment 'a' is used throughout for the lower case graph with varying degrees of formality.
a squarer lobe in this example.
on some folios this version of upper case 'A' is used almost as much as version 4 which is the scribe's more usual choice.
'd' is angular in appearance and unusual in the sense that the loop resolves on the lower part of the lobe leaving an 'open' centre.
upper case 'D; with loop resolving back to the point where the looped stroke began.
formal tailed 'g' with very angular upper compartment.
sometimes the end of the curved tail connects back to the pointed lower left side of the upper compartment.
'h' also appears angular with exaggerated foot at the base of the stem and small neat head-loop.
'h' is often crossed when following 't', 'g' and 'c'. The crossing may occur within a word as well as when 'h' is in final position.
crossed 'h' following 't'.
no difference between upper and lower case 'h' except perhaps in size.
modern 'r' is used in initial, medial and final positions.
on the folios examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after o. The script may be more or less formal but the scribe is consistent in the formation and selection of his graphs.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
final 's' is always the graph used in this example. Sometimes it appears to be more of an 8-shaped letter and at others it seems to be a kidney-shaped version.
doubled serpentine 's' as the upper case letter.
'w' is looped at the head of the central stroke. The head of the left limb may be left open or may connect with the central stroke.
'w's are again angular with exaggerated feet and a squared-off lobe to the right.
the top of 'w' is well above the level of surrounding graphs.
there is no difference between upper and lower case graphs.
the left arm of 'y' descends vertically. The tail is neatly contained turning counter-clockwise.
'y' is often dotted.
yogh is used infrequently but is in the scribe's repertoire.
thorn does not appear at all on some folios but is used occasionally in the later part of the manuscript.
|Upper Case Letters|
ascenders on the top lines of some folios attract a variety of decorative finishes.