all lower case 'a's are double compartment. The upper compartment is slightly smaller than the lower compartment.
sometimes the scribe uses a hairline stroke to close the head of the upper compartment.
upper case 'A' at th beginning of a line. Note the space left between the initial 'A' graph and the remainder of the word. The same situation occurs in Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS 21972D, a fragment of the Nun's Priest's Link and Tale possibly copied by Adam Pinkhurst.
the opening word on the folio with 'A' slightly larger but with same space between first and second letters.
looped 'd' in initial position.
'd' in final position. None of the final 'd's on this folio have any tag attached.
'd' in medial position. All lower case 'd's are basically the same.
double compartment 'g' used throughout. Here 'g' is in initial position.
'g' in final position with vertical tag attached to the horizontal from the head of the upper compartment.
'g' in edial position with lower compartment slightly in advance of the upper compartment.
another 'g' in initial position.
'h' in initial position.
'h' in final position.
'h' in medial position. The extension of the stroke from the shoulder of 'h' extends in cramped style.
'H' at the beginning of a line with space left after the first initial letter.
long 'r' in initial position. Long 'r' is used in all positions on this folio apart from 'z'-shaped 'r' for which see version 3.
Usage: þer with
long 'r' in final position despite the following word 'with'.
one of only two 'z'-shaped 'r''s on this folio. This graph follows 'o', the other follows 'p' (preye).
two long 'r's in medial position.
sigma 's' used exclusively on this folio in initial position.
8-shaped 's' always used in final position. The final 's' graph sometimes has an upward sloping tag as here.
long 's' used in medial positions.
possible upper case 'S' in initial position, so sigma 's' used as with lower case examples.
'w' in initial position. The scribes versions of this graph are consistently formed.
Usage: H ow
'w' in final position.
'w' in medial position.
Usage: W hanne
'W' in initial position with space before the second graph. The formation of the graph is the same as for the lower case letter.
there are no examples of initial 'y' on this folio. This 'y' is the second graph in this word, separated from the initial letter by a space. Most of the scribe's 'y's are fashioned in the same way with slight variations on length of tail or tail with slight curvature. This 'y' conforms to type.
'y' in final position. Note the short tail with no return.
final 'y' with slight turn on tail.
'y' in medial position with very short tail.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used for demonstratives.
thorn in initial position at the beginning of a line.
yogh used for the 'ght' combination.
used as representative of the 'y' sound.