the scribe uses both single and double compartment 'a'. Double compartment is the favoured graph but the use of either appears to be indiscriminate.
the scribe's display script in the rubric.
there do not appear to be any upper case 'A's on this folio. The example here may be one as it appears at the beginning of a line. However, the distinctive upper case letters are tipped with red ink.
again the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd' with a preference for the unlooped letter.
looped 'd' in final position with short tag.
there is a fine hairline stroke which connects the lower with the upper compartment. However it is not always easy to see and the 'g' often appears to be a tailed 'g' rather than a double compartment graph.
the faint hairline can just about be seen but the 'g' has the appearance of a tailed letter.
one of the upper case letters which is tipped with red ink.
'h' has looped head and varies in the angle of the descent of the limb.
the tail-stroke is short, extending briefly below the line.
long 'r' is used in all positions including after 'o'.
in final position, 'r' is often flourished.
modern 'r' in the scribe's display script.
the fork of the graph generally occurs at or around the level of the line.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' is mainly found in final position. However, see version 3.
sigma 's' used in the middle of a word.
the upper case graph as the first letter of the page.
'w' is almost invariable.
the scribe often abbreviates the word 'with' in this way.
the shape of the body of 'y' is consistent. The tail-stroke varies in length and curvature.
occasionally the tail of 'y' is straight.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is mainly used for the definite article and for pronouns and demonstratives. It is rarely used elsewhere. The scribe abbreviates many of these words with a superscript above the thorn.
one of the only occasions on this folio where thorn is used for 'th' other than on the occasions mentioned above.
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y'.
yogh is also used as equivalent of 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters|