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Double-v Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
2. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Dugdale 45 (SC 6533)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Dugdale 45
Sampled Folios:15v
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Usage: and
single compartment secretary 'a' with hair-line stroke to close at the head.
Usage: tale
a horned effect at the head of some 'a' graphs.
Usage: age
Usage: And
the scribe's upper case 'A' with or without loop at the lower left.
Usage: depe
'd' is generally consistently formed with upper loop and pointed extension to the lower lobe where the hair-line begins.
Usage: remedied
the first 'd' in this word.
Usage: remedied
final 'd' frequently has an extended flourish to finish.
Usage: gidd
the first 'd' is a more squashed version of the usual graph.
Usage: gracious
secretary 'g' with horizontal bar across the head. The tail in this example follows round in clockwise fashion.
Usage: lenger
the scribe frequently turns the tail of 'g' counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: grace
the tail of 'g' is extended to connect with the following graph.
Usage: Guerdoned
upper case 'G' with added vertical line beginning above the head of the graph and descending to the centre.
Usage: haue
'h' is slightly tilted with arched head-stroke which connects back to the shoulder of the graph.
Usage: sharp
in some examples, there is a slight foot at the base of the ascender and the tail from the limb turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: which
'h' is crossed in this example when following 'c'.
Usage: Hath
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. The head-stroke is open and arches over the following graph.
Usage: y rotid
modern 'r' used in all positions except where 'z'-shaped 'r' is selected. A curled approach-stroke in this example.
Usage: Eschequer
'r' in final position.
Usage: Guerdoned
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently after most vowels and also after round-bodied graphs. The head is not always horned.
Usage: futur
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: special
long 's' used initially and medially. The stalk is thick with finer hook at the head.
Usage: lives
kidney-shaped 's' always used in final position.
Usage: shete
the head-stroke connects into the following graph.
Usage: Suffisauntly
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: was
the scribe has two forms of 'w', this cursive form and the version seen in the second example.
Usage: how
a 'w' formed from two separate 'v's, hence the name for this scribe as 'the double 'v' scribe'.
Usage: ynowȝ
Usage: Whan
upper case 'W' at the beginning of the first line of verse.
Usage: yelde
the tail of 'y' may be short as here or longer as in the following examples.
Usage: ynow
'y' may also be dotted.
Usage: Myȝte
there is usually a small curled approach stroke to the left limb. Here, the tail of 'y' is taken up to connect with the next graph.
Usage: Yf
'Y' in initial position in the line. The upper case graph is no different from the lower case one.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þus
the stem of thorn is usually curved and tapering with curled approach-stroke, The lobe is positioned in the middle of the stem.
Usage: þt
abbreviation of 'that' with superscript 't' positioned in the v-shaped space formed between stem and lobe.
Usage: nyȝ
yogh used for 'gh'.
Usage: affraieȝ
yogh used for the 'z' sound of the plural.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Tel
upper case 'T' with dot decoration.
Usage: Mi
Usage: Eschequer
an angular shape for 'E' with hair-line connector at the head.
Usage: It
a curved and tapering stroke for 'I' with curled approach stroke and decorative red dots on the stem.
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