this scribe's hand is very similar to that of Scribe D with a few significant differences. Double compartment 'a' is used throughout with upper compartment usually slightly bigger than the lower compartment which is the opposite of Scribe D's profile.
the head of 'a' stands slightly above the top of some other graphs.
upper case 'A's are all very similar with bulging and rounded lower compartment.
'd' is looped and has a squarish lower lobe.
the loop is not closed in some examples, similar to Scribe D's practice.
double compartment 'g' has a rounded upper compartment shaped rather like a modern 'a'. The lower compartment is a small squeezed loop or oblong attached to the overhang skirt from the stroke closing the upper lobe.
'g' in final position often has a short vertical tag attached to the horizontal extension.
the extension stroke towards the next graph usually leaves the upper compartment close to the head.
wide head-loop and tail descending clockwise to form a loop or turning counter-clockwise as seen in version 2.
after 'c', 't', and 'g', 'h' is crossed.
long 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
downward turn of the shoulder stroke is reminiscent of Scribe D's 'r' but here it turns down at a steeper angle.
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'. Most examples have a curved otiose stroke descending from the lower left.
sigma 's' is used in initial and also in final position.
long 's' is used medially.
this scribe's 'w's are very, very similar to those of Scribe D.
closed head-loops on almost every occasion.
'y' with vertical left limb, fork at the lower level of surrounding graphs and tail of variable length.
the tail usually leaves the fork at the same angle. It turns briefly counter-clockwise to finish.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is made of two separate strokes, open at the head and sometimes at the lower end also.
thorn is used for definite articles, demonstratives and pronouns as well as verb endings. It is used occasionally as a 'th' replacement.
yogh is only used as equivalent of 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|