above, an example of Merovingian minuscule (circa 7th century), what is interesting here is that this "style" disappeared with the destruction of the Luxeuil monastery. A reputed source has hinted that our English " &" actually derives from the luxet "et."
what does that mean?
as similar in appearance, as when a visigothic "t"
may look like an "a."
or when a soul shows as a twin-like in this early beneventan minuscule "a," which looks like a double cc, so common in latin syntax?
so, what's the soul of "m" like?
an anonymous speculation from a scribe, at the marginalia of a Codex Calixtinus, reads: " the true form of m has three elements... it strives for more than "n," as it is inverse to "w" and close to the numeral "3."