Scribal ProfileHand 3
|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 416|
|Sampled Folios:||227r, 288r|
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both anglicana and secretary 'a' used at random on f227r. On 288r, secretary 'a' is mainly used.
single compartment 'a' with hairline to close the compartment.
unlooped 'd' used almost all the time.
very occasionally, when 'd' is in final position in a word, the scribe uses a looped 'd' with descending tag.
Usage: D(?)avn domenyk
the letter appears at the beginning of a line where surrounding initial letters are upper case. It is also a title. Since the lobe is more pointed than on previous examples, it may be that this is the scribe's upper case letter.
tailed 'g' with counter-clockwise turn of the tail.
strokes attached to upper case 'T' on the line above may be seen at the top of the graph and also on the left side. However, the basic shape of this scribe's 'G' is clear with vertical descending stroke to bisect the graph..
'h' is usually formed with the limb and tail-stroke neatly tucked away.
where 'h' follows long 's', the headstroke of 's' continues to initiate the loop at the head of 'h'.
in 'ch' 'th' 'ght' combinations, 'h' often has the tail flicked to the right.
occasionally 'h' has an angled foot at the base of the stalk.
the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' and long 'r' seemingly in indiscriminate fashion. 'z'-shaped 'r' is not found in final position but it is used initially and medially after all letters.
long 'r' with flourish. The descender of 'r' is very thick.
modern 'r' is also in the scribe's repertoire. Here in final position, the 'r' is flourished.
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
'w' is a simple cursive form shaped as two 'v's. The left limb often makes no contact with the remainder of the graph.
occasionally the limbs loop over to the right at the head.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. The left limb is longer and has a curved approach stroke to begin.
the tail of 'y' varies in curvature.
upper case letter