|Current Manuscript:||Tokyo, Takamiya Collection MS 22|
|Sampled Folios:||1r, 31r|
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double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout.
'a' is often barely a double compartment letter, thus leading to the 'a' of version 3.
on the first folio of the Clerk's Tale, the unlooped 'd's have a gentle curve at the top of the stem. The formation of 'd' on the folio from the Wife of Bath is different.
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
'g' appears in a number of shapes and sizes. Here the double compartment anglicana 'g' is used.
tailed and horned secretary 'g' with 'es' abbreviation.
'h' is usually set at a slight slant.
the limb and tail-stroke are very gently curved.
a crossed 'h'.
although the ink is much degraded, it is possible to see the shape of 'H' at the beginning of the rubric.
modern 'r' is used in all positions but alternates with 'z'-shaped 'r'.
'z'-shaped 'r' with otiose hook.
long 'r' is used infrequently but may still be found.
'r' in final position with flourish.
kidney 's' always used in final position, occasionally as here with otiose stroke to finish.
long 's' is used initially and medially.
there is no example of upper case 'S' on these two folios. However, the winged attachment to the left of the stem of the letter shown here could perhaps indicate a difference in the hierarchy of long 's'.
the shape of the majority of the scribe's 'w's, with left limb arching backwards.
versions 2 and 3 are the exceptions that prove the rule.
there is always a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used infrequently mainly for the definite article and demonstrative adjectives.
the only use of yogh on these two folios is for this word.