|Current Manuscript:||Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 739|
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hairline diagonal connecting stroke on this single compartment 'a'. On the folios examined, the single compartment graph was the only one represented but the scribe also uses double compartment anglicana 'a'.
sometimes the lobe of 'a' joins the vertical stroke half way down.
upper case letter as a single compartment 'A'.
a scooped compartment and a loop at the head.
looped 'd' with scooped lobe with connecting hairline to close.
looped 'd' with lower lobe more rounded and left open.
a large lower lobe and squat loop above.
double compartment 'g' with a vertical stroke to the right of the upper compartment which extends above the head of the graph.
again a vertical stroke to the right of the upper compartment with horizontal slash leaving from the centre of the stroke.
upper case 'G' at the beginning of a line.
the graph gives the impression of leaning to the right. This may be the result of the formation of the shoulder and the descent of the tail-stroke which descends at an oblique angle.
crossed 'h' after 't' when 'h' is in final position.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line which is basically the same shape as the lower case graph.
the scribe departs from his usual practice of tucking under the tail-stroke of 'h'. This word is on the bottom line with licence to extend.
long 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' are both used by the scribe.
sometimes the scribe adds a short downward turn at the end of the lower stroke when the 'r' is in final position.
usually the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in final position. Here, long 'r' is used with a small curve down at the end of the shoulder.
a loose form of kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
sigma 's' is used in initial position as well as long 's'.
long 's' with angular flattened head-stroke.
the head loop of the middle element is usually taller than those on either side.
there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
the left limb of 'y' is usually vertical. The tail is long and after descending turns counter-clockwise and trails back up to the head of the graph.
the scribe continues with the tail of 'y' to the next letter.
Usage: my wyf
here the scribe continues the tail of 'y' to the next word.