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Johannes Cok
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College MS 669/646
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College MS 669/646
Sampled Folios:p210
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Usage: am
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: name
Usage: And
the scribe has two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio. This version with square lower compartment and closed head-loop is used only once.
Usage: And
the more common version of upper case 'A'.
Usage: diuersis
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: lord
Usage: do
the angle of the stroke across the head is acute.
Usage: dedis
Usage: god
double compartment 'g' with triangular lower compartment is used throughout.
Usage: englissh
Usage: chalange
Usage: negat
Usage: his
'h' is consistently formed with neat looped head-stroke.
Usage: other
Usage: englissh
crossed 'h' to follow 's'.
Usage: hote
Usage: reson
both modern 'r' and long 'r' are used in all positions.
Usage: refuse
Usage: other
Usage: moria
on this single flyleaf, 'z'-shaped 'r' only follows 'o'.
Usage: spirit
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: sensus
occasionally sigma 's' is found in final position.
Usage: diuersis
Usage: whan
most of the scribe's 'w's follow this shape.
Usage: knowe
Usage: wt
the single example of 'w' on the folios examined with strokes curling to the right at the head.
Usage: wisdom
Usage: y
the left arm of 'y' is a vertical stroke. The second stroke curves to join the vertical with the fork on or near the line. The tail extends usually in a straight line without turn to finish.
Usage: craftys
Usage: my
Usage: hyȝte
the tail of 'y' does turn counter-clockwise to finish.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: haþ
thorn is used frequently for all the usual words and also as a 'th' replacement in some words.
Usage: treuþe
Usage: hyȝte
yogh is used on this folio as equivalent of the 'gh' element.
Usage: þouȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Dum
Usage: Eu(er)y
Usage: Ioh(an)nes
the scribe's signature at the end of the flyleaf.
Usage: Cok
Iohannes Cok is the name of the scribe.
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