Scribal ProfileJohn Duxworth
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1. Europe, Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Anglais 39
|Current Manuscript:||Europe, Paris, BibliothÃ¨que Nationale MS Fonds Anglais 39|
|Sampled Folios:||1r, 16r, 57r, 83v|
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single compartment 'a' used throughout.
the scribe has several versions of upper case 'A'.
this horned 'a' occurs in the Latin incipit for the Squire's Tale.
angular lobe for looped 'd'.
few 'd's have tails. This one occurs at the the end of a line and is just a continuation of the loop.
the scribe's name.
tailed 'g' shown here with previous letter to show the angle at which 'g' is usually copied.
a hooked end to the tail of 'g'.
again, the angle of 'g' in this word is significant of this scribe.
the stem is short and the head stroke arches over beyond the shoulder of the graph.
crossed 'h' to follow 'g'.
written in the scribe's display script used for the explicit.
the graph appears out of proportion with the long looping tail and short stem.
modern 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' used throughout.
showing the combination of the scribe's two 'r' graphs.
kidney 's' always used in final position.
a sort of hybrid letter half way between the kidney shape and the 8-shaped version.
long 's' used initially and nedially.
double 'v' form of 'w' with single lobe on right side.
the upper case letter is exactly the same as the lower case one.
also an upper case letter.
the tail of 'y' is generally quite straight with no return stroke.
'y' at the end of a line with tail that extends up to the height of the top of the letter.
|Thorn and Yogh|
very occasional use of thorn.
very occasional use of yogh.
use of yogh for 'z' sound of the plural.
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