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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:USA, Austin, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, The Harry Ransom Center, pre-100 MS 143 (Cardigan)
Sampled Folios:175v
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Usage: armys
double compartment 'a' used in this section.
Usage: what
Usage: talle
where 'a' is the second letter, it often drops below the level of the first graph. It may be seen on several occasions on this folio.
Usage: Al
Usage: dar
'd' has an angular lobe and loop which extends back just beyond the body of the graph.
Usage: honde
Usage: qd
tagged 'd' in this abbreviation.
Usage: D?aune
possibly an upper case graph but apart from size, not significantly different from the lower case letter.
Usage: game
double compartment anglicana 'g' is used as well as the tailed versions in 3 and 4.
Usage: bigge
rather strange and wobbly versions of the 'g' with the first example not sure whether it is double or tailed 'g'.
Usage: god
tailed 'g' with tail extending back in a horizontal line.
Usage: þou goste
Usage: honde
some of the scribe's 'h's have a foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: seyth
the limb may be straight, as here, or slightly curved as in version 1.
Usage: chiere
occasionally the tail flicks counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: Iohn
crossed 'h' is usual in this name.
Usage: here
use of 'r' is mixed. Both long and modern 'r' are found with long 'r' probably in the majority.
Usage: hier
long 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: your
modern 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: matere
on this folio 'z'-shaped 'r' is found after 'o', 'e' and 'i'. However, modern 'r' also follows 'e'.
Usage: p(er)ilous
long 's' used most frequently as the initial letter, though see version 3.
Usage: shall
kidney-shaped 's' always used in final position.
Usage: skynne
sigma 's' as the initial graph.
Usage: passe
Usage: way
the scribe has several versions of 'w'. Here the extended left limb has a long arching approach stroke.
Usage: trewly
'w' with closed head-loops.
Usage: wt
Usage: What
at the beginning of a line but must not be taken as the scribe's preference for the upper case version.
Usage: y
the tail of 'y' varies in length at random.
Usage: way
Usage: fadyre
Usage: feyth
Usage: þt
the superscript letter is placed above the thorn.
Usage: Þt
the only other example of thorn on this folio. There are no yoghs.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: But
Usage: Ryde
Usage: Or
Usage: I
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