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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:Oxford, University College MS 45
Sampled Folios:17r
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Usage: as
the scribe uses mainly double compartment 'a'. However, he also has single compartment 'a' in his repertoire.
Usage: bablide
Usage: fantesie
the single compartment 'a' is used occasionally.
Usage: As
upper case 'A' with upper lobe leaning backwards.
Usage: defaute
'd' is looped with the loop either contained above the body of the graph as in version 2, or flung back over preceding graphs.
Usage: heued
Usage: riden
the loop of 'd' can be very angular.
Usage: hadde
Usage: goddis
double compartment 'g' frequently has the lower compartment open.
Usage: king
'g' in final position has an extended slash stroke from the head.
Usage: raughte
open lower compartment.
Usage: wynkynge
Usage: hem
the tail-stroke of 'h' may be curled round in a clockwise direction to rejoin the stem.
Usage: schewid
the limb of 'h' may also be short and straight.
Usage: broughten
Usage: He
upper case 'A' with wide extension of the tail into the left margin.
Usage: rewme
long 'r' is the preferred graph in all positions.
Usage: wer(e)
final 'r' with circular attachment significant of 'e'.
Usage: redi
modern 'r' is also used spasmodically, also in all positions.
Usage: our
the foot of 'r' is scooped and the fine extension almost touches the shoulder.
Usage: so
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: As
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: saw
sigma 's' in initial position.
Usage: So
Usage: we
anglicana looped 'w', sometimes with an unclosed loop at the head.
Usage: rewme
Usage: sawes
a more elaborate 'w' on the top line.
Usage: Was
Usage: kyng
'y' is frequently dotted.
Usage: redily
the tail stroke usually ends in a short counter-clockwise turn.
Usage: y
Usage: wynkynge
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: ferþ(er)e
thorn is used frequently but does not always replace 'th'.
Usage: wiþ ȝou
Usage: Ȝif
on this folio, yogh is only used as equivalent of the 'y' element.
Usage: ȝe
Upper Case Letters
Usage: To
Usage: I
Usage: Be
Usage: Er
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