|Capital A lacks the cross-bar (cf. Sewall)
||John Hathorne |
| ||Capital A has the cross-bar (cf. Hathorne)
||Stephen Sewall |
|Capital A without the cross-bar
||Thomas Newton |
| ||Two forms of capital A. The modern form A seems to be more formal, and it tends to be found regularly only in the word "Anno" in the dating of indictments. The other capital form a looks like an enlarged minuscule.
|| unidentified (scribe D) |
| ||Minuscule a is sometimes formed carelessly as two consecutive e-like loops, open at the top.
||Jonathan Corwin |
| ||Capital A without a cross-bar
||George Herrick |
|Word-initial minuscule a systematically furnished with an acute accent: "á"
||Andrew Elliot |
| ||the body of the minuscule a has occasionally an extra 'loop'. Eg ecca1271 "a Couenant"
|| unidentified (scribe RR1) |
| ||Minuscule a has often a distinctive pointed appearance
||Simon Chapman |
| ||Minuscule a often open at the top > confusion with e or u possible
|| unidentified (scribe a) |
|paragraph-initial A has a long approaching stroke with a loop (eg M03 ms line 3 "At"; M04 ms line 1 "An")
||Isaac Addington |