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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 3943
Sampled Folios:62v
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Usage: faire
lower case double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: Als
upper case 'A' as the first letter of a line.
Usage: And
first letter of a line.
Usage: kynde
'd' is looped and is a very rounded version of the graph.
Usage: deed
a really current version where it is possible to see the initiation of the hooked lower lobe and the continuation into the looped head.
Usage: hadde
Usage: goodly
the 'g' graph has a vertical aspect for the upper lobe and a horizontal aspect for the lower portion of the graph.
Usage: gladde
a really angular upper compartment on this graph and a triangular lower compartment.
Usage: God
upper case 'G'.
Usage: brought
Usage: whiche
there is almost no variation at all in 'h'. The looped head-stroke grazes the shoulder. The limb is long and straight.
Usage: whiche
the 'ch' combination.
Usage: þorugh
Usage: frende
modern 'r' used in all positions in the words. The shape does not vary.
Usage: hers
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and 'e' and several consonants.
Usage: as
most of the scribe's kidney-shaped 's's are of this loose formation. Always used in final position.
Usage: is
occasionally the scribe completes the stroke across the middle of the letter.
Usage: sunne
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: So
upper case 'S'.
Usage: whiche
the scribe uses this version of 'w' with double lobe to the right as well as the 'w' in version 2 where the top lobe is open.
Usage: wiþ
the scribe has formed this 'w' in a different way and uses a cross-stroke to compartmentalise the 'v'-shaped construction. The stroke is continued to join onto the next letter.
Usage: kynde
the 'y's hardly vary at all. The tail is rarely longer than in the examples shown here.
Usage: ynow
Usage: þat
thorn is always used for 'th' in every position. The graph is always open at the top.
Usage: Þat
thorn used at the beginning of a line with two protuberances on the descender.
Usage: Þat
thorn at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Þe
yet another variation on thorn used at the beginning of a line.
Usage: sauȝ
yogh used as representative of the 'gh' sound.
Usage: ȝit
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
Usage: hiȝe
yogh used for 'gh'.
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