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Jerusalem, St. Mark's Monastery, SMMJ 32, ff. 91v-92r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

None of the Serto features that characterize some other Estrangela manuscripts, both earlier and later. Abbreviations, seldom used, are marked not with a simple overline, but a dotted overline.

 

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • right leg has serif
gāmal
  • bottom of letter ends in a dot
dālat / rēš
  • thick top line
  • center line touches neither left nor right line
wāw
  • unclosed loop, sharper on right
yod
  • both types of final: small angle and with left extender
kāp
  • the more pointed type
  • final has a very thin descender
mim
  • unclosed loop when not final
  • final has a very thin descender
ʿē
  • when initial, rightmost part has a dot (cf. gāmal)
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • right leg has serif
gāmal
  • bottom of letter ends in a dot
dālat / rēš
  • thick top line
  • center line touches neither left nor right line
wāw
  • unclosed loop, sharper on right
yod
  • both types of final: small angle and with left extender
kāp
  • the more pointed type
  • final has a very thin descender
mim
  • unclosed loop when not final
  • final has a very thin descender
ʿē
  • when initial, rightmost part has a dot (cf. gāmal)