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Current Manuscript:Scotland, Aberdeen University Library, MS 21
Identification:Hand 2?
Sampled Folios:165v
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Usage: aft(er)
this scribe's letter forms are very similar to those of Delta although the aspect of the hand is different. With this scribe, the upper compartment of 'a' is usually slightly smaller than the 'a' of delta.
Usage: man
Usage: Also
the only examples of upper case 'A' on the selected folio.
Usage: Anno
Usage: deme
lower case 'd' is very similar to that of Delta.
Usage: schedde
the lower lobe is oval in shape, and as with the other scribe in this manuscript, the upper loop extends back beyond the body of the graph.
Usage: dedys
Usage: hardek(es)
sometimes the lower lobe is more angular.
Usage: graunted
as with the second scribe, 'g' is a graph with lower compartment jutting further forward than the upper compartment.
Usage: tong
a more triangular lower lobe in this example, with slight tag to finish.
Usage: pylg(ri)mes
Usage: harmyng
the horizontal tag extends from the top part of the upper compartment.
Usage: holy
the 'h' graph is evenly formed.
Usage: schedde
Usage: hym
occasionally the tail-stroke continues in a longer clockwise curve.
Usage: Mathathias
Usage: resoned
modern 'r' is used on all occasions and in all positions except after vowels and round-bodied graphs. The head-stroke is often detached from the stem.
Usage: our
'r' in final position with elaborate curved tag.
Usage: charles
'z'-shaped 'r' used after vowels and after round-bodied graphs. The '2' shape is not quite as pronounced as that of Delta. A straight otiose stroke extends down at an angle from the lower left of the graph.
Usage: ferre
'r' may be formed with or without a foot.
Usage: spoiled
the approach stroke to the graph may frequently be seen for long 's'. Long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: lawes
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position. The upper lobe has a tilted appearance.
Usage: blessyd
Usage: So
upper case 'S'.
Usage: which
'w' is formed with closed loops at the head of the graph. The left limb is angled towards the lower end but the middle stroke is usually straight.
Usage: swerd
Usage: wt
the scribe almost always abbreviates 'with'.
Usage: Wherfor
upper case 'W' to begin a sentence.
Usage: mych
in a similar manner to Delta, this scribe also turns the tail of 'y' on or around the line.
Usage: hym
Usage: beyng
Usage: agayn
occasionally the tail is extended.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: deþ
thorn is used throughout on almost every occasion where 'th' occurs.
Usage: Breþer(abbreviation)
thorn with 'er' abbreviation.
Usage: noȝt
Usage: ȝe
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Breþer(abbreviation)
there are two variations for upper case 'B', with or without a vertical bar separating the '2'-shaped element from the 'B'.
Usage: Bot
Usage: I
'I' usually has a straight approach stroke at a 45 degree angle to the head of the graph.
Usage: I
there is usually a small protuberance to the left of the stem in the middle.
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: On
upper case 'O' with vertical line through.
Usage: Phinees
upper case 'P' with the same vertical line through the lobe.
Usage: Zacharie
yogh used as 'Z'.
Usage: Osya(n)
upper case 'O' with dot in the centre as decoration.
Usage: Punctus Elevatus; the scribe uses the punctus elevatus occasionally.
Usage: slayn
the scribe uses what seems to be a punctus point much more frequently than the punctus elevatus in places where one would expect the latter.
Usage: all
the only example of double 'll' on this folio and it is crossed.
Usage: Ampersand; the scribe only uses this version of ampersand on the folio examined.
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