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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS e Musaeo 116, Part I
Sampled Folios:57r
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Usage: awey
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: and
Usage: And
2-shaped element precedes and is separated from the down-stroke.
Usage: Alle
Usage: dryve
single compartment 'd' is used throughout. The curving down-stroke sometimes has an overhand beyond the lobe.
Usage: dryid
Usage: doth
Usage: dreye
Usage: gete
'g' is double compartment but the lower compartment does not usually join up to the upper compartment.
Usage: cuttyng
'g' in final position is sometimes tagged.
Usage: longe
Usage: grapys
Usage: haue
where 'h' is the initial letter of the word or within a word, there is a horizontal stroke to the left of the stem.
Usage: thyknesse
the limb is a long straight stroke which extends below the foot of the stem
Usage: which
where 'h' is the final letter of the word it is crossed completely.
Usage: syth
Usage: reyse
modern 'r' is used most of the time in all positions.
Usage: fever
long 'r' is used occasionally, as here in final position.
Usage: ffor
on the folio examined, 'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o'.
Usage: Rote
Usage: smale
long 's' is used initially and medially. No other 's' is used in initial position on the folio examined.
Usage: stonys
both sigma 's' and kidney 's' are found in final position. They seem to alternate to no apparent plan.
Usage: kakys
the kidney 's' version in final position.
Usage: vessel
Usage: with
the arms of the cursive 'w' may be straight or curved. There is a single lobe to the right of the graph.
Usage: thorwe
Usage: wult
Usage: Whan
the upper case version is the same as the lower case one.
Usage: awey
most of the scribe's 'y's are like this one with a fine, straight stroke for the tail descending at a forty-five degree angle.
Usage: cyve
occasionally the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: medycyne
Usage: yere
in initial position, the 'y' is more conventional with thicker tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is only used for the definite article and pronouns. The lobe is quite large.
Usage: þat
Usage: owtȝ
yogh seems to be used only as equivalent of the plural 'tz' plural ending.
Usage: appetytȝ
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ther
Usage: But
Usage: Thenne
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