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HM 144 Scribe
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1. Oxford, Trinity College MS 29 (IMEV 3121)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Trinity College MS 29
Sampled Folios:189r
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Usage: as
simple single compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: caritas
Latin, display script in a slightly more fancy script. Here the scribe uses a horned graph.
Usage: estaat
Usage: And
a distinctive form of upper case 'A' with sharply pointed lower lobe, backward lean of the major down-stroke and small loop at the head.
Usage: debate
unlooped 'd' is used as the lower case letter throughout.
Usage: world
Usage: fynde
Usage: Danyel
for the upper case graph, the scribe uses a looped 'D' with very angular lower compartment as with upper case 'A'.
Usage: gothe
double compartment 'g' with lower compartment slightly larger than the upper compartment.
Usage: þyng
there is a short extension of the hairline on the top of the head-stroke which makes a point.
Usage: almyghty
Usage: corrigit
in the scribe's semi-display script. The graph appears a little more formal.
Usage: here
'h' with real hunched shoulder and curved limb giving a wide appearance to this graph.
Usage: hyh'almyghty
'h' is often crossed. Here among the tangle from graphs above, there is a long line through the head of the final graph.
Usage: brouhte
here the tail-stroke is taken round to complete a circle back to the stem.
Usage: He
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
Usage: remembrau(n)ce
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: Nabugodonosor
Usage: corrigit
this word is in the Latin gloss and more of a formal script. 'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' on this occasion, followed by a modern 'r' as the second 'r'.
Usage: Wherof
Usage: special
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. It almost always has a split stem.
Usage: worldis
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: shal
Usage: So
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: world
cursive unlooped 'w' used throughout.
Usage: now
it is not always possible to see a joining stroke between the first limb and the rest of the graph. It may have been separately scribed.
Usage: morwe
Usage: Wherof
upper case 'W' is different, having an angular 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: yt
the fork of 'y' is on a level with the lower line of surrounding graphs. The right arm begins with an angled stroke then continues down to describe a wide arc turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: sey
Usage: dyuysiou(n)
Usage: nedys
a clumsy example.
Usage: þe
thorn is used frequently for definite article and all the usual demonstratives. When used for the contraction of 'that' a superscript 't' is used.
Usage: þyng
Usage: þ(er)e
the 'er' abbreviative mark is seen above the thorn.
Usage: þis
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Now
Usage: That
Usage: In
Usage: May
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