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Mosul, Chaldean Archdiocese, CAM 3, f. 2r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

 

This manuscript exemplifies the thick, angular script that is similar to common East Syriac typefaces, such as those in Paul Bedjan’s numerous text editions.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • usually of the vertical line type, but sometimes closer to the Estrangela type
kāp
  • both kinds of final form CAM 1
  • the word ʾyk, for example, is written with one kind at lines 3 and 12, and with the other four lines from the bottom on the same folio
  • the word lk is written with both kinds at line 18
  • rather tall
tāw
  • of the triangular type
  • the tāw-ālap ligature is present
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • usually of the vertical line type, but sometimes closer to the Estrangela type
kāp
  • both kinds of final form (cf. CAM 1)
  • the word ʾyk, for example, is written with one kind at lines 3 and 12, and with the other four lines from the bottom on the same folio
  • the word lk is written with both kinds at line 18
  • rather tall
tāw
  • of the triangular type
  • the tāw-ālap ligature is present