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Hand A
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Royal 17.C.XIV
Folios:2-4 and two lines after text on f90
Sampled Folios:3v
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Usage: aftir
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: man
the compartment is sometimes squashed flatter as here.
Usage: And
Usage: A
the head of 'A' may be open or closed, forming a loop.
Usage: day
unlooped 'd' is used throughout. The lobe is squarish.
Usage: dispoiled
(first 'd') the lobe may appear square or more rounded, as in version 4.
Usage: qd
'd' with tag is used only for abbreviated 'quod'.
Usage: good day
Usage: gon
double compartment 'g' is used exclusively.
Usage: walkyng
horizontal extension to the right from the middle of the upper lobe.
Usage: wrong
'g' in final position sometimes has a flourish which extends back over the top of the graph.
Usage: goon
Usage: what
'h' is consistently formed. The limb is generally straight, thick and short with little or no curved tail.
Usage: thouht
the head stroke is also applied as a thickish curved stroke.
Usage: sih
an interesting use of crossed 'h'.
Usage: His
upper case 'H' is the same as lower case, but bigger!
Usage: ros
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: lenger
the link from stem to shoulder departs from the lower end of the stem.
Usage: stormy
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and after some consonants.
Usage: cher
flourish added to final 'r' which may be representative of a missing final 'e'. Examples where such flourishes occur are in the words 'her', 'our', 'ther' and 'fer'.
Usage: Pas
kidney-shaped 's' used exclusively in final position.
Usage: seide
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: wittis
difficult to know whether or not this is sigma 's'. The scribe applies the ink quite thickly and it may just be an imperfectly formed kidney 's'.
Usage: So
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: what
the formation of 'w' is fairly consistent.There is a single lobe to the right of the graph.
Usage: yow
left and middle arms of the graph are usually more or less the same height. However, they stand above the level of surrounding letters.
Usage: walkyng
Usage: Wer
'W' in an upper case position at the beginning of a line. There is no perceptible difference between upper and lower case, and in this example, 'W' appears smaller than other examples which occur in the middle of words.
Usage: any
the conventional shape of the scribe's 'y' graph.
Usage: fyry
(second 'y') many of the scribe's 'y's are sloppily formed suggesting hasty execution.
Usage: vnresty
Usage: greye
Abbreviative Marks
Usage: p(ra)yere
a very flattened version of the 'ra' abbreviation.
Usage: Tha(n)
the scribe uses the macron to indicate missing 'n's and 'm's.
Usage: dre(m)pte
here the scribe has used the macron to indicate a missing 'm'.
Usage: ou(er)
the 'er' abbreviative mark.
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