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Alqosh, Chaldean Diocese, DCA 144, f. 11v. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of the Estrangela type
dālat / rēš
  • often like the common Serto type (i.e. without much of a base at the bottom)
ṭēt
  • when final, has a round bottom part
mim
  • round, even in final form, but the left arm comes more from the side than the bottom of the loop
nun
  • in final form either a very modest sublinear angled stroke with a right-curving hook at the bottom, or the longer almost horizontal type
tāw
  • in both types, the Estrangela and the triangle
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of the Estrangela type
dālat / rēš
  • often like the common Serto type (i.e. without much of a base at the bottom)
ṭēt
  • when final, has a round bottom part
mim
  • round, even in final form, but the left arm comes more from the side than the bottom of the loop
nun
  • in final form either a very modest sublinear angled stroke with a right-curving hook at the bottom, or the longer almost horizontal type
tāw
  • in both types, the Estrangela and the triangle