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Mosul, Chaldean Archdiocese, Church of Mar Ishaya, CAM MIC 1, f. 8v. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

 

This heavily rubricated manuscript is difficult to read in places due to water damage, fading, or other marks of use and age.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of both types
gāmal
  • decidedly East Syriac in shape
dālat / rēš
  • of the Serto type
mim
  • not round, but boxy
semkat
  • not the left-leaning θ, but in a form similar to Estrangela, although with little height difference between the two loops, both of which are slightly pointed
  • relatively tall
šin
  • not the usual t-shape, but like an inverted triangle sitting on the baseline
tāw
  • in both types, the triangular form at word-end
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of both types
gāmal
  • decidedly East Syriac in shape
dālat / rēš
  • of the Serto type
mim
  • not round, but boxy
semkat
  • not the left-leaning θ, but in a form similar to Estrangela, although with little height difference between the two loops, both of which are slightly pointed
  • relatively tall
šin
  • not the usual t-shape, but like an inverted triangle sitting on the baseline
tāw
  • in both types, the triangular form at word-end