Scribal ProfileBeryn Scribe
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4. London, British Library, MS Harley 6251
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straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar.
the scribe's characteristic habit of including an upper case 'A' in the middle of a word.
one of the scribe's upper case 'A's with point at the left of the lower lobe.
a very strange 'A' of which there is a second example on this folio in the word 'made' on line 17.
the scribe's rounded form of looped 'd'.
(first 'd') with pointed lobe.
also in 'ordeyned' in line 11. Not the scribe's display script.
'd' with tag in final position.
lower compartment of 'g' is larger than the upper compartment.
'g' in final position with horizontal slash and descending vertical tag attached.
the scribe's secretary 'g' with horned head and tail with reverse flick.
upper case 'G' with vertical bisecting stroke.
'h' with looped head and neatly contained tail-stroke beneath the body of the graph.
the tail-stroke has a reverse flick in this example.
the scribe's upper case 'H' with open head-stroke, occurring after a double virgule.
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'.
modern 'r' is the most used 'r' on this folio. Here seen in final position with tag.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after vowels and consonants.
sigma 's' only used in final position on this folio. I can find no examples of kidney 's' on this folio.
long 's' used initially and medially.
upper case 'S'.
'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.
used less frequently than version 1.
a typical 'w' with extended arched stroke for the left arm despite its position in the middle of a word.
an unusual looped 'w' for this scribe.
the tail of 'y' joins to the next letter.
the tail is almost non-existent.
'y' attached to the previous 'k' and with tail curving back beneath the first graph.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used for definite articles, pronouns and demonstrative adjectives.
thorn also used occasionally to replace 'th' in the middle of a word.
yogh with distinctive long tail-stroke favoured by this scribe.