the scribe only uses single compartment 'a' but in a variety of shapes.
a rectangular 'a' with hairline joining strokes to link the two sides.
this elaborate looped upper case 'A' is consistently used on all three folios examined.
'd' is always looped.
the lobe is usually rounded or oval in shape.
sometimes the lower lobe is much more angular.
the upper case graph.
tailed 'g' is used throughout.
the tail turns first clockwise then rises before curling round anti-clockwise to finish. There is often a fine hairline stroke connecting back from the end of the tail to the lower part of the body of the graph.
the upper case version of the graph.
'h' in initial position often has two angular features low down on the left of the stem. One is the point of the angled foot, the other an extra added wing in line with the initiation of the shoulder.
the head-stroke extends beyond the shoulder before returning with fine hair-line to end on the shoulder itself. The tail often flicks counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: Cha rite
modern 'r' is used in all positions. Sometimes the down-stroke is waisted as in this example.
the foot of 'r' is usually angled to flick up.
the upper case version of 'R' with curving approach stroke which begins below the level of the graph.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The upper part of the stem is thick. It tapers to a finer stroke to finish.
kidney-shaped -s- is used in final position.
there is sometimes a fine point at the head of long 's' as seen in the second 's' in this example.
a well-formed upper case graph with small cross-stroke in the centre.
'y' is almost always dotted and the tail descends to the left and then turns sharply to the right.
'Y' as the first letter of a line where all other initial letters are upper case graphs.
|Upper Case Letters
the scribe is fond of adding a small straight stroke as decoration in the centre of his upper case graphs. It is visible in upper case 'S' as noted previously and may also be seen in this graph.
another example of the small straight stroke as decoration. The stroke may be horizontal or vertical.
|More Upper Case Letters
yet more examples of the decorative stroke feature.
another horizontal line to decorate upper case 'M'.