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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 68, Part I
Sampled Folios:14v
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Usage: a
'a' is the same shape throughout.
Usage: And
a single upper case 'A' on this folio.
Usage: side
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: draws
Usage: mod(er)
'd' with extension of the loop for the abbreviation of 'er'.
Usage: angle
double compartment 'g' used throughout.
Usage: foloy(n)g
'g' with tag as macron.
Usage: deg(re)s
the scribe frequently uses the abbreviation for 're' after the 'g' in the word 'degre'.
Usage: he
neatly looped head, thick limb as far as the line then tail-stroke curving gently clockwise.
Usage: north
typical 'th' combination.
Usage: right
Usage: grete
long 'r' used frequently.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' always used after 'o'.
Usage: nether
modern 'r' used in all positions.
Usage: oder
'r' with flourish at the end of a line.
Usage: els
sigma 's' used in final position.
Usage: s(e)c(un)dus
formation of long 's' with angular top and curved descender.
Usage: same
Usage: wombe
Usage: west
very little variation in the form of 'w'. Occasionally the small approach stroke is longer as in this example.
Usage: c(er)teyn
the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise and usually extends beneath following graphs.
Usage: forsayd
an unusually short tail for 'y'.
Usage: mylway
Usage: þe
the letters thorn and 'y' are difficult to distinguish.
Usage: þt
thorn is often used with superscript graphs.
Usage: þat
Abbreviative Marks.
Usage: (con)clusions
abbreviation for 'con' used frequently.
Usage: c(er)teyn
'er' abbreviation also used throughout.
Usage: i(n)
macrons and extended flourishes for omitted 'n's used frequently.
Usage: ho(ur)s
here the abbreviation for 'ur'.
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