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Current Manuscript:Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library MS A.4.18 (110)
Sampled Folios:93r, 101r, 137v, 169r
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Usage: lyma
double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: maade
here the heads of the two graphs are closed by hairlines.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' with distinctive square lobe.
Usage: And
Usage: god
a neat looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: husbond
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: hadden
there is so little variation in this graph that it is difficult to find examples.
Usage: quod
an expanded version of this word rather than the more usual abbreviated form. It still has a tagged final 't' that is found in the shortened examples.
Usage: algatis
in places an '8'-shaped 'g' is used.
Usage: god
a much more angular letter than in version 1.
Usage: Glose
serrated left side and decorated with vertical parallel lines.
Usage: lordyng(es)
'g' with abbreviative mark for the plural element.
Usage: him
the tail-stroke of 'h' is neatly contained. The stem is upright and the head is looped
Usage: suche
Usage: Hongid
at the beginning of a line and therefore perhaps an upper case letter. There is a slight foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: THis
this letter 'H' follows an illuminated initial and is a more elaborate upper case letter than the one in version 3.
Usage: maner
modern 'r' used most of the time in all positions.
Usage: wer
long 'r' is rarely found on these folios but in final position it has a flourish probably for the missing 'e'..
Usage: membris
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Remeued
a very upright upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: is
a 'B'-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: so
a triangular sigma 's' occasionally used initially.
Usage: Sum
Usage: Som
an elaborate version of upper case 'S'.
Usage: were
the most usual form of 'w'.
Usage: who
looped head for this 'w'.
Usage: Were
'W' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Whiche
a more upright form of upper case 'W'.
Usage: wryng
Usage: slayn
Usage: Compleynyd
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: growiþ
thorn is frequently used for any 'th' combination.
Usage: boþe
Usage: ȝaf
yogh is also used fairly frequently to represent the 'y' sound as well as 'gh'.
Usage: ryȝt
Usage: Truste
the scribe has a number of variations for upper case 'T'.
Usage: That
Usage: Telle
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