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HM 144 Scribe
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2. USA, California, San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 144
Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 144
Sampled Folios:100r
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Usage: biwaile
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: adu(er)site
the extension of the hairline closing stroke is visible on many of his letters, (e, g, o), and seen here to the left of the lobe of 'a'.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' has the same extended hairline, here at both ends.
Usage: Au(n)gil
Usage: tregede
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: Dou(n)
the upper case letter.
Usage: goddis
thick stems and another extension of the hairline beyond the stem.
Usage: Damassene
upper case letter.
Usage: degre
double compartment diamond-shaped 'g's are used throughout.
Usage: brynge
'g' with extra hairline tag at the head.
Usage: though
'g' with following crossed 'h'.
Usage: bygynne
'g' between two 'y's.
Usage: hem
the space between stem and shoulder is wide. The limb is short, rarely extending to any length.
Usage: whiche
'ch' combination with extended hairline on 'c'.
Usage: Through
crossed 'h' following 'g'. The head-loop rejoins the stem high up.
Usage: though he
the cross bar is very long.
Usage: remedie
modern 'r' used exclusively in every position except as in version 2 below.
Usage: Lucifer
'z'-shaped 'r' used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: finger
the 'r' graph is always of the same formation.
Usage: consecrate
Usage: cours
sigma 's' used in final position. A hairline closure at the top of the graph and a downward turning extension.
Usage: speke
long 's' frequently has a split stem.
Usage: So
upper case 'S'.
Usage: Damassene
splayed double 's'. The scribe does the same with 'ff'.
Usage: biwaile
double 'v' formation of 'w' although it is difficult to see any connecting stroke from the left limb.
Usage: Now
Usage: With
upper case 'W' with spikey 'B'-shaped element at the right.
Usage: may
the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise at the fork of the two strokes. The tail describes a mild curve.
Usage: synne
Usage: worldly
Usage: hym
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
thorn is only used occasionally.
Usage: þe
the construction of the lobe is triangular.
Usage: ȝet
yogh is used only twice on the folio examined and is representative of the sound 'y'.
Usage: ȝette
Upper Case Letters
Usage: The
Usage: Beth
Usage: Lo
Usage: Now
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