palaeography elements when looking at the siggie scripts

Steven Avery


otential components of this palaeographic study
At least one! ;)


analysis of the letter forms

comparison with dated writing

date the vocabulary and orthography

date the phrasing
(one is called “florid ptaseology” by David Parker)

look for linguistic matches with other writing

identify the writers

consider the connections with the manuscript text

consider the attitude of the writers and the seeming lack of respect for the manuscript