a careful hand with single compartment 'a' used throughout.
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'A' visible in this frgament. This version occurs only once.
the version of 'A' which is used consistently on the fragment.
(first 'd') 'd' in initial position ligatured with the following 'e'. 'd' is always the unlooped variety.
as with 'A', the scribe has two separate forms of upper case 'D'. This one is much more intricate than the version seen in 4.
tailed 'g' used throughout the fragment.
'g' in final position with long vertical tag.
upper case 'G' for a name.
'h' is neatly and consistently formed.
the evenness of the scribe's graphs is remarkable.
'h' with slightly shortened stem to accommodate the taller stem of ling 's'.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line tipped with red.
the only 'r' in initial position. Although faded and in red ink for the gloss it is possible to see that the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position. It is the only version of 'r' in all positions on the fragment.
'r' in final position.
Usage: for cristis
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions. It usually sits on the line.
a very modern form of final 's'.
Usage: is saide
upper case 'S'.
the only version of 'w' on the second side.
'w' in final position.
though faint it is possible to see that the scribe occasionally uses a different form of 'w' on side 1.
upper case 'W' on the second side.
'y' in initial position. The tail is straight though the length may vary.
another very short tail.
the scribe uses thorn mainly for the definite article and pronouns, although he occasionally uses it for a verb ending. Again, it seems to be a matter of choice for the scribe.
thorn may have been used here to shorten the line to justify the margins. On the line below, the rhyming word 'slowthe' is spelt with 'th'.
|Upper Case Letters|
although difficult to see, the scribe uses two different forms of upper case 'A' on the first side. This is one of them.
the second variant 'A' with open lower compartment and lead-in stroke just about visible beneath the red decoration.