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Huntingdonshire Scribe
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2. Cambridge, University Library MS Ii. 5.41
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ii.5.41
Sampled Folios:10r
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Usage: auenture
the scribe has a very distinctive hand with several individual letter forms which could aid identification.
Usage: game
Usage: And
distinctive upper case 'A' with upper lobe much bigger than the lower lobe and arching back.
Usage: And
Usage: diede
(first 'd') unlooped 'd' is used. A wedge-shaped top to the head of the down-stroke. A diagonal wavy stroke almost closes the head then turns to provide the right side of the lobe.
Usage: sende
'd' followed by 'e' is ligatured.
Usage: ledde
the formation of 'd' is not consistent.
Usage: denys
Usage: god
double compartment 'g' is formed from a series of angled thick strokes joined by hair-lines.
Usage: long game
Usage: þi(n)g(is)
the final abbreviative mark is not an 'is' contraction. However, this is the scribe's regular spelling in other examples on previous lines.
Usage: glorious
the horizontal stroke towards the next graph leaves the upper compartment at mid-point.
Usage: hym
the split at the top of the stem of 'h' is seen on a number of this scribe's other graphs.
Usage: shal
as with 'd' the descending limb stroke is wavey.
Usage: whiche
Usage: Hic
upper case 'H' with more conventional arching head and a precisely angled foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: reede
the 'thick-thin-thick' form of the down-stroke has a waisted appearance.
Usage: desire
Usage: sprad
'z'-shaped 'r' in combination with a very distinctive 'p' graph. The otiose stroke from the lower left of the graph is a continuation, in a straight line, of the top stroke.
Usage: ordre
Usage: spede
long 's' has an angled foot which sits on the line and is in line with the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: spede
(rarely used) a more usual anglicana 's' with no foot and tapered end to the stem. However, it does not extend much below the line.
Usage: feeldis
8-shaped 's' used in final positions.
Usage: is
also in final position, this kidney/6-shaped 's' also occurs occasionally.
Usage: was
'w' is consistently formed usually with a small lip at the top of the limbs and the b-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wrti(n)gis
Usage: knowen
Usage: Wheþ(er)
the tops of the limbs have slightly more exaggerated strokes to lead in and angular feet.
Usage: my
'y' is consistently formed with the tail a straight, fine continuation of the second stroke.
Usage: brynge
Usage: ordeynede
Usage: ȝyueþ
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þingis
thorn is used frequently on all occasions for 'th' though not entirely replacing it.
Usage: þ(er)for
angled abbreviative mark for 'er' sits above the thorn.
Usage: ȝyueþ
yogh is always precisely formed and used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh.
Usage: liȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
upper case 'I' with distinctive stroke at the head and significant cross-bar.
Usage: But
Usage: Stille
serpentine upper case 'S'.
Usage: Now
upper case 'N' with 2-shaped element to begin, angled feet and parallel strokes to decorate.
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