Mardin, Chaldean Cathedral, CCM 23, f. 27r.
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Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
in both forms, the
Estrangela type with a conspicuous curve at the top
hē
the line connecting the
circle and the vertical on the right lower than the top of
that vertical, i.e. there is a small tip above the right
angle
semkat
sitting flat or almost flat
on the baseline, i.e. it is not really a left-leaning θ
tāw
usually of the triangular
type
there is a tāw-ālap
ligature, but it is like the mashed together kind in
Estrangela, not the typical East Syriac type (see examples on
lines 4, 3, and 2 from the bottom, but contrast two places in
line 6 from the bottom, where the triangular tāw
is followed by the Estrangela ālap without any
contact between the letters)
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
in both forms, the
Estrangela type with a conspicuous curve at the top
hē
the line connecting the
circle and the vertical on the right lower than the top of
that vertical, i.e. there is a small tip above the right angle
semkat
sitting flat or almost flat
on the baseline, i.e. it is not really a left-leaning θ
tāw
usually of the triangular
type
there is a tāw-ālap
ligature, but it is like the mashed together kind in
Estrangela, not the typical East Syriac type (see examples on
lines 4, 3, and 2 from the bottom, but contrast two places in
line 6 from the bottom, where the triangular tāw
is followed by the Estrangela ālap without any
contact between the letters)