the scribe's double compartment 'a's are consistently formed with flat hairline head-stroke and thick down-stroke to the right which are sometimes gently curved at head and foot.
the upper compartment is sometimes very angular, appearing as a triangle.
one of the scribe's upper case 'A's with freely waving head- stroke.
the head-stroke and down-stroke form a right angle. The curving stroke which forms the lower part of the upper compartment is not always attached. The lower compartment is formed as a rectangle with two hairline strokes joined by a thick stroke set at an angle.
'd' is consistently formed with an angular lower lobe and a more rounded loop above.
in the 'quod' abbreviation, the down-stroke of the loop is continued to curve down beneath the graph.
'd' in final position with triangular lobe and a waisted appearance as loop meets lobe. Several other 'd's in final position in a line may have a tag as seen on the 'd' in 'quod', but it is difficult to be certain because they disappear into the gutter.
there are very few examples of 'g' on this folio. Each example is a double compartment graph.
an example of 'g' in final position.
another final 'g' from the second use of 'kyng'.
use of 'g' in a Latin word.
'h' in initial position. The stem is generally upright with rounded head-stroke which grazes the top of the shoulder.
the tail of 'h' frequently extends in a sweep beneath an entire word.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. It is exactly the same as the lower case version.
modern 'r' used throughout except after 'o' and a few other round-bodied graphs.
the second 'r' in this example has degenerated to become a 'v'-like graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' is casually formed.
the upper-case version of the graph.
sigma 's' used in initial and final positions. Long 's' used as an initial letter very occasionally.
sigma 's' in final position.
long 's' is used invariably within a word.
this word is at the end of a line. The final sigma 's' has a longer than usual extension into the right margin.
'w' is fairly uniform and usually has a straight left limb with the middle loop standing above the level of first and final elements.
a variant 'w' in the middle of a word. The left limb is not the usual straight line.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line does not vary from the lower case version.
the left limb is usually a tapering stroke running vertically to the lower level of the graphs where the sloping second stroke creates the fork.
'y' in final position and a longer than usual tail which descends at an angle before turning counter-clockwise.
a very curtailed tail-stroke in this example.
two examples of 'y' in this word. The long tails tangle with the words on the line below.
|Thorn and Yogh
thorn is used regularly for the definite article, adjectives and pronouns. It is used occasionally as a replacement 'th' as in the word 'worþi'.
a thorn at the beginning of a line.
yogh is always used as representing 'gh'.
|Upper Case Letters
upper case 'T' with unusual diagonal hairline within and a half stroke descending from the middle of it into the 'V'-shape formed by the curve of the stem.
upper case 'P' with the head of a blue paragraph mark crossing through the graph.
upper case 'I' which is variously formed.
a distinctive upper case 'B'.