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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Trinity College MS Arch. 49
Identification:John Leche suggested by Manly and Rickert
Sampled Folios:292v
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Usage: as
single compartment flat-headed 'a' used throughout.
Usage: and
in initial position the stroke which produces the flattened head of the lobe forms an extension ahead of the compartment.
Usage: and
the extension is not visible in this example but a slight lip is visible as the scribe turns the nib to form the initial stroke.
Usage: day
'd' has an upper loop and a point which forms the left side of the lower lobe.
Usage: dethe
a real pointed triangular bowl to this graph.
Usage: condicion
within a word the lobe of 'd' is more rounded.
Usage: herkenyd
Usage: thingis
'g' is horned with crossed head and arching tail-sroke.
Usage: goode
Usage: strangelynge
a quirk in the tail of 'g' with counter-clockwise turn.
Usage: nought
the 'ght' combination.
Usage: his
'h' is often presented with an open arching head-stroke.
Usage: hym
occasionally the head loop is closed.
Usage: the
'h' within a word is frequently joined to the previous graph.
Usage: that
unusually the loop of the tail-stroke is continued to join to the next graph.
Usage: Criste
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in medial and final positions.
Usage: criste
long 'r' is also used in medial positions, as here, and on this folio is always used in initial position.
Usage: reson
long 'r' in initial position.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' in final position.
Usage: as
sigma 's' is used in final position on this folio in almost every case.
Usage: synne
a single kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: synne
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: trespasseth
long 's' used medially. The descenders of both 's' and 'f' are long compared with the usual body height of the graphs.
Usage: whan
'w' comprises two similar looped arms with a single lobe on the right of the graph.
Usage: welle
the first arm is almost disconnected from the second.
Usage: shewe
Usage: whiche
Usage: hym
the usual formation of this graph.
Usage: herkyn
a single unusual example of 'y' in which the right arm does not connect at the fork.
Usage: synnys
it is usually possible to see the loop effect created as the scribe adds the right arm of the graph.
Usage: a yene
Lead-in strokes
Usage: no
on 'n', 'm' and sometimes on 'i', the scribe describes an arc to lead in to the graph which begins well below graph itself.
Usage: in
Usage: man
a kind of symmetry is created here as the scribe frequently lengthens the final minim of 'n' and curves it beneath the graph.
Usage: ne
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