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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.15.18, Part 1 (941)
Sampled Folios:31r
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Usage: label
double compartment 'a' is used often with angled stroke to close the upper compartment.
Usage: and
Usage: And
an upper case graph with hairline to close the lower lobe.
Usage: eq(ui)noxial
sample to show the size of 'a' within a word.
Usage: degres
'd' with loop and lower lobe with point at upper left side.
Usage: and
this form of unlooped 'd' is used infrequently on this folio.
Usage: day
Usage: degres
'g' with lower lobe of oval shape.
Usage: nyght
secretary tailed 'g' used in equal proportion to anglicana 'g'.
Usage: spring
final 'g' almost always has a flourish curling round above the letter form.
Usage: euenyng
anglicana 'g' which gets the same treatment.
Usage: the
in the combinations 'gh', 'th', 'ch', the scribe uses the cross stroke from the initial letter to provide the impetus for the 'h'. This results in the loop of the 'h' appearing flatter than the more upright position seen for example in version 3.
Usage: nyght
Usage: heyght
'h' following the upward movement from the extended tail of 'y'.
Usage: hem
an initial 'h' from a word on the top line of text so perhaps afforded a more elaborate treatment.
Usage: crepusculis
long 'r' used occasionally.
Usage: spring
'z'-shaped 'r' used in all positions and after any letter.
Usage: r(e)mene(n)t
an elaborate abbreviative mark for a missing 'e'.
Usage: ther
'z'-shaped 'r' with flourish in final position.
Usage: As
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position. Some of these graphs have a pointed head.
Usage: spring
long 's' always used initially and medially.
Usage: crepusculis
sigma 's' is also used in final position.
Usage: Set
Usage: knowe
'w's are all of this shape usually with an approach stroke which varies in length and curvature.
Usage: west
Usage: dawnyng
the left limb is frequently taller than the rest of the graph.
Usage: owt
the left arm of the letter arches over the previous 'o'.
Usage: thy
the tail of 'y' varies in its curvature from a deep and sweeping curve to a minimal flick as seen in version 4.
Usage: thyn
Usage: nyght
Usage: heyte
Usage: ley
the stem of 'l' is often bisected by the looped stroke which descends in a graceful curve.
Usage: labell
the initial letter.
Usage: callyd
within a word, the 'l's are slightly tilted to the right
Usage: I wot
Usage: I say
Usage: I suppose
Usage: ory(yogh)onte
yogh used for the consonantal sound of 'z'.
Usage: no(yogh)t
yogh replaces 'gh' sound.
Usage: ory(yogh)onte
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Than
upper case letters frequently filled with yellow wash.
Usage: Now
a triangular compartment at the left of the stem.
Usage: Oxenforde
'O' with internal decorative stroke which descends at an angle and resolves on the left side of the graph rather than bisecting it.
Usage: Abate
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