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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 391, Part VI
Sampled Folios:1r
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Usage: as
single compartment secretary 'a' is used most of the time.
Usage: special
however, anglicana 'a' is also to be found especially in the first four lines where it is the majority form.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' tipped with red on this first folio.
Usage: And
Usage: diu(er)ses
both looped and unlooped 'd' are found in this manuscript.
Usage: enditynge
there are several examples of unlooped'd' on this folio. The condition of the manuscript is very degraded and some ink has been lost but other examples show that this is an unlooped version.
Usage: hadden
Usage: Oxenford
'd' with tag in final position.
Usage: greek
single compartment 'g' with tail finishing with thick arched curve.
Usage: touchyng
'g' in final position with horizontal slash with hook.
Usage: god
Usage: thyng(es)
scribal abbreviation of the plural 'es'.
Usage: shewe
the limb of 'h' is usually neatly curled round clockwise.
Usage: semyth
the letter 'h' falls at the end of a word and the tail stroke curls round counter-clockwise.
Usage: englissh
crossed 'h' to follow 's'. Its position at the end of a word may be why the tail-stroke turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: berith
crossed 'h' this time following 't'.
Usage: lerned
modern 'r' used most of the time.
Usage: wordes
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o'.
Usage: mor
'r' in final position with flourish for missing 'e'.
Usage: Lowys
kidney 's' used in final position.
Usage: so
the only occurrence of sigma 's' on this folio.
Usage: Philosofre
long 's' used both initially and medially.
Usage: Lowys
'w' sometimes has angled feet.
Usage: woot
Usage: trewe
'w' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: my
Usage: way
Usage: tretys
'y' is sometimes dotted.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is used twice on this folio for the definite article but 'th' is used elsewhere.
Usage: þese
thorn and 'th' used for this word.
Usage: riȝtfull
Usage: ?oriȝonte?
the manuscript is much degraded here but yogh is used for 'z' in this word.
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