|Current Manuscript:||USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS EL 26 A.17|
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double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout. The scribe's hand is consistent for all his letter forms.
'A' with long approach stroke to head is the least-used form of 'A' on this folio.
almost all the scribe's upper case 'A's are formed as here. The lower compartment is always square-shaped.
'd' is always looped with square lower compartment.
'd' contained beneath the head-stroke of 'l'.
double compartment 'g' has an oval upper compartment and triangular lower compartment.
'g' in final position with a suggestion of a vertical tag from the horizontal slash.
Usage: kinges grace
the stem of 'h' almost always has a slight angled foot.
the limb rarely extends beyond the level of the stem.
the head-stroke forms a point at the top where it angles down from the stem.
upper case graph at the beginning of a line is the same as the lower case versions.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and most round-bodied graphs.
sigma 's' is the most common graph in initial position.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
long 's' is used occasionally in initial position and always in medial position.
anglicana looped 'w' usually with closed loops at the head and 'B' element to finish.
there are very few examples of 'y' on this folio.
the fork is at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words and also as a replacement for 'th' in places.
on this folio, yogh is only used as equivalent of 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|
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