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Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Harley 2421
Sampled Folios:24v
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Usage: mayst
almost no variation from this letter shape which is used throughout.
Usage: sup(er)ba
two compartment 'a' used in titles.
Usage: Cam
shortened version of 'Capitulum' in rubric.
Usage: þider
the formation of 'd' is also almost invariable. The scribal hand is extremely controlled and even.
Usage: duelle
Usage: feeld(es)
'd' with 'es' abbreviation attached. The scribe uses this abbreviation several times on this folio.
Usage: tourned
'd' in final position with tail.
Usage: nought
tailed 'g' used throughout. The tail may vary in length.
Usage: chau(n)gen
Usage: chau(n)gyng
sometimes the scribe continues the tail round to link up with the upper lobe.
Usage: to(ur)ny(n)g
final 'g' with macron above to stand for missing 'n'.
Usage: hande
the head-stroke of 'h' is gently curved, resolving on the top of the shoulder.
Usage: shuldest
the tail curves gently clockwise.
Usage: shoueth
'h' is crossed when in final position following 't' in 'th' combination.
Usage: aspre
modern 'r' used in all positions.
Usage: arresten
the stem is set at an angle.
Usage: fortune
'z'-shaped 'r' only used after 'o'.
Usage: hir
'r' with flourish in final position.
Usage: seyles
kidney shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: self
long 's' in initial position. Long 's' is used as both initial and medial letter form.
Usage: sup(er)ba
display letter used in a heading.
Usage: oþ(er)while
rounded 'w' with closed head-loops.
Usage: Ewripe
Usage: wyndis
the 'double-v' formation is visible in this graph.
Usage: thyne
the tail of 'y' varies in length and curvature.
Usage: mayst
Usage: mynde
tail of 'y' varies according to space.
Usage: chau(n)gen
instead of a macron, the scribe sometimes uses a flourish attached to the letter to indicate the missing letter, even as here, in the middle of a word.
Usage: seed(es)
abbreviation for plural ending 'is/es'.
Usage: man(er)e
'er' abbreviation in the middle of the word 'man(er)e'.
Usage: to(ur)ny(n)g
with 'ur' and macron abbreviations.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Ewripe
upper case letters, as here 'E', are tipped with red.
Usage: Glose
Usage: O
Usage: Cam
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