double compartment 'a' used throughout.
the scribe frequently misses the final 'n' in a word and replaces it with a macron over the 'a'.
unlooped 'd' is used on this folio.
looped 'd' is always used when 'd' is in final position with descending curved tag attached to the extended loop-stroke.
sometimes 'd' is ligatured with a following 'e'. Sometimes, as here, it stands alone.
'd' with red ink highlight as the name of Chaucer's son.
Usage: gooddouble compartment 'g' is used as well as tailed 'g' occasionally. The lower compartment often appears to be slightly in advance of the upper compartment.
tailed 'g' in final position with flourish back over the top of the graph and an extension of the crossed head-stroke.
the same word as in version two but this time the scribe uses an anglicana graph.
'g' is often set low with the top of the upper compartment sometimes slightly lower than surrounding graphs. This gives an eneven aspect to the upper level of the scribe's words.
an extended headloop on this graph.
there are few 'h's which are not in initial position because of the use of thorn for 'th' on every occasion.
the ascription to Chaucer's son Lewis.
long 'r' is used as well as 'z'-shaped 'r'.
'r' in final position always has the exaggerated flourish where an 'e' would be expected.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used not only after 'o'.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' in final position.
's' with head-sroke looping on to the following 'h'.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position, perhaps an attempt on the scribe's behalf to give the author's name more prominence?
the simple form of 'w' which is used throughout.
'w' in final position.
'w' in the middle of a word.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used everywhere abundantly. It varies little from the 'p' graph.
thorn used for the ending of a present tense verb.
yogh is used as representative of the 'gh' sound.
yogh is also used as the 'z' sound in this word.