'a' is always double compartment with flattened head to the upper lobe.
the top of 'a' almost always stands above surrounding letters.
'd' is always looped with rounded bowl and triangular-shaped loop above, often extending back over previous graphs.
Usage: Y schaped
the loop of 'd' resting on the top of the previous 'e'.
the length of the stem of 'l' prevents the loop of 'd' from extending too far backwards.
'g' is an 8-shaped graph with upper compartment usually bigger than the lower.
'g' in final position is frequently tagged.
notable here is the size of 'g' compared with the previous 'sa'. It looks squashed, despite being the same height as the shoulder of 'h' in the following graph.
'h' usually has a triangular looped head-stroke.
the tail extension from the limb sweeps beneath preceding graphs.
Usage: liflode heore
here the sweeping tale extends back beneath the last graph of the previous word.
long 'r' is used in all positions.
the shoulder of final 'r' ends with a scooped shoulder-stroke turning upwards.
on the folio examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o'. The thick otiose stroke from the lower left of the graph curves round and on occasions forms a complete circle.
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
long 's' is used in medial positions.
'w' is another graph, like 'a' which stands above surrounding graphs.
'w' in the middle of a word yet still towering above the letters before and after.
more examples to show the height of 'w'.
'y' is almost always dotted. The right limb of 'y' curves back to join the left limb forming a square-shaped body.
the tail is deeply curved first to the left then back to the right.
here the tail may be seen curving back above the graph to provide the dot.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used mainly for the definite article and for the abbreviation of 'that'.
yogh occurs on this folio only as equivalent of 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|