Scribal ProfileDelamere Scribe
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
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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the scribe uses mainly double compartment 'a'.
but single compartment 'a' is also in his repertoire.
a much more unusual upper case 'A'.
the loop of 'd' is often bigger than the lobe of the letter.
double compartment 'g' with flattened lower lobe.
the lower compartments of these 'g's are set at an angle.
'h' often has a foot at the base of the stem. The head stroke is hooked.
'h' and 'l' frequently have an extra wing on the left side of the stem.
the scribe frequently uses 'ht' for 'th'.
the scribe does not cross 'h' very often.
on the three folios examined, the scribe only uses long 'r' in medial positions.
modern 'r' is used in all positions but always in final position as here, and frequently with upturn of the final stroke.
more often than not, when the initial letter of a word is 'r', an upper case 'R' is used.
sigma 's' used in both initial and final positions.
long 's' used medially.
an elaborate serpentine upper case 'S'.
'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.
the tail of 'y' usually descends at the same angle from the body of the graph.
the tail is long and curves back upwards counter-clockwise parallel with the descending stroke.