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Beryn Scribe
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7. Oxford, St John's College MS 57
Current Manuscript:Oxford, St John's College MS 57
Sampled Folios:85r, 224r
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Usage: and
double compartment 'a' with straight sides and cross-stroke dividing the compartment.
Usage: answere
Usage: may
the scribe often uses a double compartment graph for 'a' which rises well above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: And
Usage: disciplis
looped 'd' with point at the left of the bowl.
Usage: ȝeld
'd' in final position with long descending tag.
Usage: kynde
oval-shaped loop and bowl for this graph.
Usage: De
Usage: goodis
double compartment 'g' with large triangular lower compartment.
Usage: dignite
tailed 'g' with cross-stroke at head and counter-clockwise turn for the tail. Used alongside double compartment 'g'.
Usage: suggetis
Usage: rekenyng
'g' in final position with lengthy descending tag.
Usage: hem
triangular head-stroke of 'h' with tail-stroke turning clockwise then looping back to cross the limb and join on to the next graph.
Usage: forthe
the tail of 'h' turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: childis
the head-loop of 'h' frequently presents as a right-angled triangle.
Usage: Howe
Usage: rekenyng
both 'z'-shaped 'r' and modern 'r' are used, with the 'z'-shaped version sometimes used in initial position.
Usage: degre
Usage: their
a very occasional long 'r' may be found, usually in final position.
Usage: ordures
two examples of 'r' in this word.
Usage: sais
sigma 's' used in initial and final positions.
Usage: also
long 's' is used medially, sometimes with exaggerated head which continues across the top of several graphs.
Usage: shul
occasional use of long 's' in initial position.
Usage: Salamon
Usage: word
a double 'v' form of 'w'.
Usage: rewlid
'w' with 'v' to begin and the 'B'-shaped element to finish.
Usage: Howe
'w' with head-loops closed.
Usage: nat wele
example to show how the left limb of 'w' is sometimes exaggerated.
Usage: they
current form of 'y'.
Usage: foly
Usage: rekenyng
current form with lengthened tail-stroke.
Usage: kynde
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þurghe
thorn is used occasionally. 'Th' is more commonly used for the definite article.
Usage: þt
Usage: ȝeld
yogh is used frequently as equivalent to the sounds of both 'y' and of 'gh'.
Usage: vntauȝte
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: Prelatis
Usage: God
Usage: Of
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