Scribal ProfileHand D
|Current Manuscript:||Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Mm.2.21|
|Folios:||ff153-160v (quire 20), 177-183v (quire 23)|
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the scribe uses square 'a' with straight sides and hairline connectors,
a single example of double compartment 'a' on this folio.
upper case 'A' with angular lower lobe connected with a hairline stroke back to the stem.
looped 'd' is neatly and consistently formed.
final 'd' with 'er' abbreviation attached.
a more oval version of 'd'.
several versions of both tailed and anglicana 'g' are used. Here the tail leaves the underside of the angular lobe, forms a short curved stroke. There is then a space before a second curved stroke finishes the graph as if a continuous clockwise tail-stroke.
tailed 'g' with short tail.
a more horned version of 2.
anglicana 'g' used in this combination.
looped head, slightly angled limb and short fine tail-stroke.
upper case 'H', much like version 1 but with extended tail in a clockwise direction.
modern 'r' is used throughout.
after 'o' the graph at first seems to be a 'z'-shaped version of 'r', but it is in fact two diamond shapes one above the other followed by a third stroke for the shoulder.
the upper case graph.
square shape for this sigma 's' used in initial position.
long 's' is also used in initial position.
sigma 's' is also used in inal position.
the upper case version of the graph.
'w' varies. Here the heads are not closed and there is a foot for each limb.
no actual feet on the limbs in this version although it is possible to see tiny spurs. The head-loops are closed.
a more angular version of 'w' with approach stroke to the left limb and as usual, the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
the left arm of 'y' is straight. The fork is just below the lower level of surrounding graphs.
the tail-strokes vary in length and curvature.
Usage: Pleynly þurgh
Usage: sey þ(er)
an obvious comparison may be made here between 'y' and thorn.
|Thorn and Yogh|
as previously noted, it is difficult to distinguish between 'y' and thorn.
on the folio examined, yogh only appears to be used as equivalent to 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|
scoop-topped upper case 'S'.