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This shows the lingua romana and Latin sections of the text. The letter forms are exactly the same in the lingua teudisca section with the exception that the letter w, which only occurs in the Germanic section, is formed as uu. The letter k appears only at the beginning of a name, and so might be consodered a capital, although as the other names are not capitalised, perhaps not.
The Strasbourg Oath, 10th century French Chronicle (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale MS latin 9768). (From Lanson 1923)

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