single compartment 'a' used alongside double compartment 'a'.
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar.
a horned effect created on the lower lobe of this double compartment upper case 'A'.
two different versions of 'a' in this word.
the basic shape of 'd'. The lobe may be more or less pointed. The loop may be more exaggerated sometimes extending backwards over previous letters.
'd' in final position usually has a flourished tag attached.
upper case 'D' with vertical bisecting stroke.
the scribe's secretary 'g' with reverse flick on the tail which is used for the majority of the time.
very occasionally it is possible to find a double compartment 'g' with long oval lower comparment.
the combination 'ght' attracts a curved stroke above the letters rather than a line crossing 'h'.
the scribe's simplest form of 'h'. In reality most forms of this letter occur as in the following versions.
where 'h' is combined with 't' or 'c' it is frequently crossed. Occasionally, as here, the tail-stroke ends with a flick to the right.
probably the most usual form of 'h' with continuation of the tail-stroke through to the next letter.
decorative treatment of 'H' as the first letter of the incipit.
modern 'r' and long 'r' both used in all positions throughout.
'r's in final position often have a flourish almost always to represent a missing 'e'. Long 'r' is used more frequently than modern 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used frequently after vowels.
square-shaped sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
long 's' used mainly in medial position, but occasionally, as here in initial position.
the scribe has several distinctive 'w's both anglicana and secreatry. All are used indiscriminately.
extended left limb of this cursive 'w'.
'w' as in version 2. Perhaps the most distinctive of this scribe's letter forms. When all three forms occur together they may be a good identifier for this scribe.
'y' is often dotted.
the tail of 'y' often continues up to link to the next letter.
the tail of 'y' can also be curtailed.
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thorn is used occasionally.
yogh is also used occasionally. The long tail is reminiscent of the Beryn scribe.
yogh is mainly used for the plural 'z' sound.
upper case 'B' is distinctive with looped head stroke.
'f' in final position nearly always has a descender usually at a 45 degree downward angle from the main stem.
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