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Delamere Scribe
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2. Tokyo, Professor Takamiya of Keio University MS 32
Current Manuscript:Tokyo, Takamiya Collection MS 32
Sampled Folios:25v, 97r, 107v
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Usage: all
the scribe uses mainly double compartment 'a'.
Usage: That
but single compartment 'a' is also in his repertoire.
Usage: As
Usage: And
a much more unusual upper case 'A'.
Usage: dowte
the loop of 'd' is often bigger than the lobe of the letter.
Usage: dowghtty
Usage: Drynkiht
Usage: hadde
Usage: gelows
double compartment 'g' with flattened lower lobe.
Usage: strongge
the lower compartments of these 'g's are set at an angle.
Usage: Gone
Usage: his
'h' often has a foot at the base of the stem. The head stroke is hooked.
Usage: hym
'h' and 'l' frequently have an extra wing on the left side of the stem.
Usage: deeht
the scribe frequently uses 'ht' for 'th'.
Usage: Iohn
the scribe does not cross 'h' very often.
Usage: graunte
on the three folios examined, the scribe only uses long 'r' in medial positions.
Usage: over
modern 'r' is used in all positions but always in final position as here, and frequently with upturn of the final stroke.
Usage: Ryght
more often than not, when the initial letter of a word is 'r', an upper case 'R' is used.
Usage: save
sigma 's' used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: blesse
long 's' used medially.
Usage: Schulle
Usage: Soo
an elaborate serpentine upper case 'S'.
Usage: whanne
Usage: lowe
Usage: What
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line. In this position, the left arm of the letter frequently extends left into the margin.
Usage: yee
the tail of 'y' usually descends at the same angle from the body of the graph.
Usage: my
the tail is long and curves back upwards counter-clockwise parallel with the descending stroke.
Usage: manye
Usage: pytously
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