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Beryn Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
4. London, British Library, MS Harley 6251
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Harley 6251
Sampled Folios:12r
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Usage: than
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: names
the scribe's characteristic habit of including an upper case 'A' in the middle of a word.
Usage: And
one of the scribe's upper case 'A's with point at the left of the lower lobe.
Usage: And
a very strange 'A' of which there is a second example on this folio in the word 'made' on line 17.
Usage: And
the scribe's rounded form of looped 'd'.
Usage: dede
(first 'd') with pointed lobe.
Usage: dethe
also in 'ordeyned' in line 11. Not the scribe's display script.
Usage: died
'd' with tag in final position.
Usage: good
lower compartment of 'g' is larger than the upper compartment.
Usage: among
'g' in final position with horizontal slash and descending vertical tag attached.
Usage: kynge
the scribe's secretary 'g' with horned head and tail with reverse flick.
Usage: Gorbodia
upper case 'G' with vertical bisecting stroke.
Usage: held
'h' with looped head and neatly contained tail-stroke beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: he
Usage: had
the tail-stroke has a reverse flick in this example.
Usage: Howe
the scribe's upper case 'H' with open head-stroke, occurring after a double virgule.
Usage: yeer
long 'r' is not used so frequently on this folio although when used as a final letter it usually has a flourish, as here, probably representative of missing final 'e'.
Usage: broþir
modern 'r' is the most used 'r' on this folio. Here seen in final position with tag.
Usage: departid
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after vowels and consonants.
Usage: bretons
sigma 's' only used in final position on this folio. I can find no examples of kidney 's' on this folio.
Usage: seconde
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: Sulgeys
upper case 'S'.
Usage: was
'w' on this folio has either a straight limb at the right, or, as in version 2 the 'B'-shaped element to close. The version as seen in this example is more numerous.
Usage: will
used less frequently than version 1.
Usage: crowned
a typical 'w' with extended arched stroke for the left arm despite its position in the middle of a word.
Usage: howe
an unusual looped 'w' for this scribe.
Usage: kyng
Usage: pryson
the tail of 'y' joins to the next letter.
Usage: hym
the tail is almost non-existent.
Usage: kynge
'y' attached to the previous 'k' and with tail curving back beneath the first graph.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þat
thorn used for definite articles, pronouns and demonstrative adjectives.
Usage: broþir
thorn also used occasionally to replace 'th' in the middle of a word.
Usage: aȝenst
yogh with distinctive long tail-stroke favoured by this scribe.
Usage: fauȝte
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