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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 424 Part 4
Folios:Part 4 ff1-41
Sampled Folios:4r
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Usage: altitude
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: nadyr
Usage: planet
Usage: wha(n)
the scribe frequently misses the final 'n' in a word and replaces it with a macron over the 'a'.
Usage: degr(e)
unlooped 'd' is used on this folio.
Usage: secu(n)d
looped 'd' is always used when 'd' is in final position with descending curved tag attached to the extended loop-stroke.
Usage: altitude
sometimes 'd' is ligatured with a following 'e'. Sometimes, as here, it stands alone.
Usage: lodowyco
'd' with red ink highlight as the name of Chaucer's son.
Usage: gooddouble compartment 'g' is used as well as tailed 'g' occasionally. The lower compartment often appears to be slightly in advance of the upper compartment.
Usage: begy(n)nyng
tailed 'g' in final position with flourish back over the top of the graph and an extension of the crossed head-stroke.
Usage: begy(n)ny(n)g
the same word as in version two but this time the scribe uses an anglicana graph.
Usage: begy(n)ny(n)g
'g' is often set low with the top of the upper compartment sometimes slightly lower than surrounding graphs. This gives an eneven aspect to the upper level of the scribe's words.
Usage: his
Usage: howse
an extended headloop on this graph.
Usage: wha(n)
there are few 'h's which are not in initial position because of the use of thorn for 'th' on every occasion.
Usage: Chaunsers
the ascription to Chaucer's son Lewis.
Usage: ryȝte
long 'r' is used as well as 'z'-shaped 'r'.
Usage: wher(e)
'r' in final position always has the exaggerated flourish where an 'e' would be expected.
Usage: forþward
Usage: nadyr
'z'-shaped 'r' is used not only after 'o'.
Usage: same
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: is
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: shall
's' with head-sroke looping on to the following 'h'.
Usage: Chaunsers
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position, perhaps an attempt on the scribe's behalf to give the author's name more prominence?
Usage: well
the simple form of 'w' which is used throughout.
Usage: how
'w' in final position.
Usage: howse
'w' in the middle of a word.
Usage: lodowyco
Usage: p(er)ceyve
Usage: þy
Usage: syde
Usage: bygy(n)ny(n)g
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þa(n)
thorn is used everywhere abundantly. It varies little from the 'p' graph.
Usage: asce(n)deþ
thorn used for the ending of a present tense verb.
Usage: ryȝte
yogh is used as representative of the 'gh' sound.
Usage: oriȝonte
yogh is also used as the 'z' sound in this word.
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