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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:Oxford, University College MS 45
Sampled Folios:32r
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Usage: an
as with the first scribe in this manuscript, this second scribe also uses a mixture of anglicana and secretary forms.
Usage: as
only very occasional use of single compartment 'a'.
Usage: enfrata
both forms in the same word.
Usage: And
Usage: defoulen
'd' is looped with small bowl and exaggerated loop.
Usage: bold
Usage: keddemen
Usage: suffrede
'd' in ligature with 'e'.
Usage: glorie
'g' is double compartment with lower compartment sometimes flattened to a triangular shape and sometimes rounded as in version 2.
Usage: clergye
Usage: gorge
Usage: God
the upper case graph.
Usage: han
'h' with looped head and curving limb and tail-stroke.
Usage: Swich
after 'c' and 't', 'h' is sometimes but not always crossed.
Usage: feyth
Usage: hound
on the top line the head-stroke is an angular hook.
Usage: ryche
again a random mixture of long 'r' and modern 'r' by this scribe. On this folio, long 'r' is always in initial position and sometimes in final position.
Usage: fader
modern 'r' is used in medial and final positions on this folio.
Usage: lord
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'. Otiose stroke descends almost vertically from the lower left.
Usage: her(e)
flourished long 'r' in final position.
Usage: sauter
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: meteles
Usage: seek
long 's' is used occasionally in initial position and always in medial position.
Usage: fantasies
Usage: wille
anglicana looped 'w' is used at all times.
Usage: now
the head-loops are almost always closed.
Usage: wete
Usage: Why
upper case graph at the beginning of a line with foot to the left limb.
Usage: ryche
'y' and thorn are frequently indistinguishable.
Usage: maystres
Usage: clergye
Usage: faytoures
Usage: Þat
the scribe has two forms of thorn, one which is the same as 'y' and a second which is more like a usual thorn graph.
Usage: þese
Usage: mowþ
Usage: þe
Yogh and Upper Case Letters
Usage: myȝte
there is only a single yogh on this folio.
Usage: Lytil
Usage: Ne
Usage: To
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