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Syriac: Usual Estrangela

Section 2: Jerusalem, SMMJ 1, ff. 47v-48r (8th C.?)

Isaiah (Syro-Hexapla)

 

Jerusalem, Saint Mark's Monastery, SMMJ 1, ff. 47v-48r (pp. 92-93). All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

Hexaplaric signs are found throughout. As for word-spacing, n.b. w-meṭṭol-hādē  written without spaces in f. 48/p. 73, line 2.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • top part curves upward, ending with a thicker topmost part
gāmal
  • when joined on the right, the right side is not straight (see f. 38r/p. 73, line 10)
dālat / rēš
  • sharp right angle
  • vertical and horizontal parts about the same size
zayn
  • does not hang below line
yod
  • final form in the shape of a comma
kāp
  • top may be flatter or more curved (examples of both on f. 37v/p. 72, line 16) in final form
  • descender very thin
mim
  • open loop
  • final form has very thin descender
semkat
  • not attached
  • left loop notably taller than the right, and of a distinctly different shape
ṣādē
  • descender very thin
šin
  • bowl shape at top, but relatively wide
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • top part curves upward, ending with a thicker topmost part
gāmal
  • when joined on the right, the right side is not straight (see f. 38r/p. 73, line 10)
dālat / rēš
  • sharp right angle
  • vertical and horizontal parts about the same size
zayn
  • does not hang below line
yod
  • final form in the shape of a comma
kāp
  • top may be flatter or more curved (examples of both on f. 37v/p. 72, line 16) in final form
  • descender very thin
mim
  • open loop
  • final form has very thin descender
semkat
  • not attached
  • left loop notably taller than the right, and of a distinctly different shape
ṣādē
  • descender very thin
šin
  • bowl shape at top, but relatively wide