|Current Manuscript:||USA, Boston, MA, Boston Public Library, f.med 94|
|Folios:||f74v (back flyleaf)|
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most of the scribe's lower case 'a's follow the example shown here. There is usually a hairline stroke ascending at an oblique angle from the head of the graph, the extension of the hairline closing stroke.
occasionally the stroke across the head is thicker.
upper case 'A's often look rather tortured and ill-defined.
'd' is looped with a bowl which is either rounded or oval as here.
'd' in final position always has an extended tag descending below the graph.
the first element of 'e' is a continuation of the loop of 'd'. A hairline connects to the second element of 'e'.
like the 'a' graph, 'g' has an extended hairline stroke angling up obliquely from the head.
the tail loops round and crosses the descending stroke to join to the next graph.
'h' has a looped head-stroke which connects back to the stem. The shoulder is set away from the stem and the tail-stroke loops back and crosses itself to connect to the next graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used on all occasions in every position.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
an 's' similar to German 'ss' is always used in final position.
the stem of 's' is often very thick with a contrasting much finer stroke for the head.
'w' always has a much extended left arm wherever it occurs.
'y' and thorn are exactly the same and difficult to distinguish.
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