Use Of Capital Letters

Capital letters in this script are used at the beginnings of paragraphs and sentences. Typically, the versals at the opening of paragraphs are larger than the versals within the paragraph. Capitals are decorated with extra strokes, flourishes, and serifs, especially at the beginnings of paragraphs or sections. Sometimes, on large capitals, the insides of the vertical strokes was left empty to give the letter a lighter look. Capitals used were either Roman Capitals or Uncials.


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