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Hand C
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)
Folios:33r-33v, 34r-49v, 58r-65v, 90r-97v
Sampled Folios:34, 90v
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Usage: mannes
the image shows the relative height of 'a' with upper lobe above the level of surrounding letters.
Usage: name
an isolated secretary form of 'a'.
Usage: And
squarish lower lobe of upper case 'A'.
Usage: Als
Usage: stonde
looped 'd' used throughout. There is a hairline stroke to close the upper portion of the lobe.
Usage: deuoureþ
Usage: Delicacie
upper case 'D' with remnants of 'B' from the line above and the top of 'A' on the line below.
Usage: fedd
Usage: gentileste
'g' shown here with following letter. The top lobe of 'g' usually stands above the level of surrounding letters and may be a defining feature of this hand.
Usage: þing
Usage: saluage
to show the relative position of 'a' and 'g' in relation to the letters around.
Usage: richesse
the stem of 'h' often has an angled foot at the base of the stem. The head-stroke is open.
Usage: which
Usage: aliche
the tailstroke of 'h' sometimes flicks round counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: þough
'h' is crossed after 'g'.
Usage: Þer
long 'r' used initially and in final position. Also used medially.
Usage: reson
the fork of 'r' occurs at the base level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: more
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
Usage: Restreyneþ
Usage: so
sigma 's' used alongside long 's' in initial position. Also used in final position.
Usage: sikernesse
initial long 's'.
Usage: busynesse
Usage: So
Usage: how
example to show the size of 'w' compared with surrounding letters.
Usage: weye
Usage: Wherof
both limbs of 'w' may have angled feet.
Usage: world
Usage: ydil
'y' is often dotted. The tail is usually thin and curves back under previous letters.
Usage: day
Usage: Yit
the length of the tail varies. Here the graph is an upper case one.
Usage: defye
Usage: I
as well as a looped approach stroke similar to the one in the example of Hand A in this manuscript, Hand C's 'I' has a triangular protuberance on the left side of the stem.
Usage: I
the hook at the head is sometimes closed.
Usage: I
Usage: I
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þat
thorn with approach stroke to the stem of the graph.
Usage: feiþ
the lobe sits high on the stem.
Usage: ȝit
yogh which also has an approach stroke to the head-stroke of the graph.
Usage: ȝe
Usage: No
the scribe uses two different forms of upper case 'N'. This is the form also favoured by Scribe D.
Usage: Nought
Usage: Ne
'n' with angled feet on both sides of the graph.
Usage: Ne
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