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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Mm.2.5
Sampled Folios:65v, 123r
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Usage: praye
the upper compartment of double compartment 'a' stands above the level of surrounding letters.
Usage: And
the scribe has several versions of upper case 'A'.
Usage: Aft(er)
a rather more complicated version of 'A'.
Usage: As
Usage: worlde
looped 'd' is used throughout. It may be rounded as in this example, or with angular lower lobe as in version 2.
Usage: did
the first 'd' in this word with pointed lower lobe.
Usage: qd
the usual tagged 'd' of the 'quod' abbreviation.
Usage: Do
upper case 'D' slashed with red.
Usage: goode
double compartment 'g' is used most of the time but tailed 'g' is also in the repertoire of this scribe. The lower compartment often appears rather smaller than the upper compartment.
Usage: kyng
'g' with tag in final position.
Usage: purgen
the single occurrence of secretary 'g' on the two folios analysed.
Usage: drewgh
the 'gh' combination.
Usage: herte
the limb tapers to end just below the line.
Usage: childe
the combinations 'ch' and 'th' have a horizontal joining stroke from the 'c' or 't' which crosses the graph at the shoulder.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: Herowd(es)
another example of the upper case letter with angled foot.
Usage: honour
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: por
final 'r' frequently has a flourish where 'e' might be expected.
Usage: cursed
'z'-shaped 'r' is used not only after 'o'. It often has an otiose stroke descending in a curve from the bottom left of the graph and becoming thicker rather than finer to finish.
Usage: lawes
sigma 's' with horizontal extension used in final position.
Usage: somnour
'long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: Sydyngborne
upper case 'S'.
Usage: She
Usage: whiche
looped anglicana 'w' is used by the scribe. There is frequently a small joining stroke to the next graph from the single loop at the right.
Usage: nowe
Usage: What
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
Usage: wilt
Usage: Sydyngborne
the tail of 'y' is of variable lengths.
Usage: kyng
Usage: syng
the tail of 'y' is a hair-line extension.
Usage: hym
Usage: þen
thorn is indistinguishable from 'y'.
Usage: þat
Usage: þis
Usage: þe
Usage: ȝiff
yogh is used to represent both the 'y' sound and also the 'gh' element.
Usage: Ȝe
Usage: liȝht
Usage: noȝht
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