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Iohannes Hunte
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 797 (SC 2649) part 3
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 797, part III
Sampled Folios:138r
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Usage: Allas
lower case 'a' used throughout where 'a' occurs within a word.
Usage: At
double compartment 'A' used for the upper case letter and where 'a' stands alone or is the first letter of a word.
Usage: Tacitus
straight-sided double compartment 'a' always used for the Latin quotations.
Usage: (C)Armina
the 'C' which should begin this word has been formed as if it were a paragraph mark in the ink of the text and is obviously a guide letter. The next letter is then an upper case 'A', shown here in the red ink which is used for the whole of the Latin quotation.
Usage: endyten
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: drede
'd' with more angular lobe.
Usage: emptyd
final 'd' with flourish.
Usage: quondam
unlooped 'd' is the scribe's display letter and used for the Latin quotations.
Usage: glorie
double compartment 'g' resembling a figure 8.
Usage: weping
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: thing(es)
'g' with attached abbreviation for the plural which the scribe uses on several occasions on this folio.
Usage: p(er)egi
'g' in the scribe's display script for Latin.
Usage: hede
little variation in this letter with short limb and tail-stroke tucked away. The stem of 'h' tends to lean slightly to the right.
Usage: Hec
from the Latin inscription which precedes the first Prosa. A more upright stem.
Usage: whiche
'ch' combination.
Usage: heght
crossed 'h' in 'ght' combination. The 'g' appears to lean backwards, the 'h' forwards.
Usage: markyd
modern 'r' used in all positions.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' almost always follows 'o' and always has a curved otiose descender from the lower stroke which occasionally forms a complete circle.
Usage: ȝer(es)
plural abbreviation on final 'r'.
Usage: poetys
kidney-shaped 's' is always found in final position.
Usage: sorwfull
sigma 's' used as the initial letter.
Usage: stille
long 's' used medially and in initial position. The stalk of the letter usually retains its thickness, tapering little at the end.
Usage: floryssching
Usage: draw(e)t(h)
a very neatly formed example of the scribe's 'w'.
Usage: wetyn
Usage: While
upper case 'W' tipped with yellow paint.
Usage: wt
Usage: my
the body of 'y' is formed consistently with slight variations in the length of tail.
Usage: const(re)yned
an unusual look to this extension on the tail of 'y'. It is actually attached to the macron over the word on the line below.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn used regularly on this folio mainly with a superscript letter as a method of abbreviation.
Usage: þt
Usage: ȝowthe
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
Usage: myȝt
here yogh is used as representative of the 'gh' sound.
Abbreviative Marks
Usage: co(n)fortyn
the macron is used frequently to replace missing 'n's and 'm's. It is usually curved as in this example.
Usage: t(ur)nyth
Usage: const(re)yned
the scribe has used a superscript 'e' here to represent the 're' abbreviation. Frequent use of superscript letters by this scribe.
Usage: cloþ(e)s
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