single compartment 'a' with straight sides and hair-line head-stroke.
hairlines to join the two down-strokes and close the top and bottom of the graph.
Usage: A weye
very occasionally the scribe uses an upper case graph where a lower case one would be expected.
looped 'd' is used most of the time, but the unlooped version is found occasionally as in version 3.
upper case 'D' from the gloss in the scribe's more formal script.
tailed 'g' with curved down stroke in an 'S' shape with protruding head and short tail.
the upper case graph tipped with red.
a rounded form of 'h' with thick limb and short tail usually contained neatly beneath the body of the graph.
the upper case graph is the same as the lower case one.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' to begin with an 'r' formed in the same way in final position but with an extra, but separate, shoulder stroke which here is merely a dash.
'r' which has the same basic formation as the 'z'-shaped variety but here the shoulder stroke is clearly defined.
a squat upper case version of 'R' comprising three thick strokes.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The head stroke curves upwards to finish.
sigma 's' used in final position.
both types of 's' may be seen in this word.
the upper case graph.
the scribe has at least two forms of 'w', the more cursive one shown here or the looped example seen in version 2.
the scribe is usually consistent in the form he uses on different folios. So an entire folio may show only the looped variety and vice versa. This could suggest delay in acquiring different portions of exemplars.
as with the lower case letters, the upper case letter also exists in both versions.
the fork of 'y' is at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
a more current form of 'y'.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is almost indistinguishable from 'y'. It is used mainly in conjunction with a superscript letter for abbreviations of 'the' and 'that'.
the only example of yogh to be found on the three folios examined.
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|Upper Case Letters|
a semi-circular loop to the head of 'I'.