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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Kk.1.3, pt.11 (XI)
Sampled Folios:60v
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Usage: taaste
double compartment lower case 'a' used throughout. The second 'a' on the image has a kind of small loop above the top compartment. There are several examples of a similar feature on 'a's on this folio.
Usage: victoria
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar from the rubric in the hand of the scribe.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' is formed with a squarish lower lobe and a head stroke which is either closed, as here, or open as in version 4.
Usage: Aftir
Usage: dispendith
'd' in initial position. In fact the 'd' graph varies little. The lower lobe is occasionally slightly more pointed on the left side.
Usage: And
'd' in final position.
Usage: bloode
a more rounded version of 'd' ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: dispendid
(final 'd') 'd' in final position with discreet tag.
Usage: largesse
anglicana double compartment 'g' alternates with the secretary form.
Usage: having
secretary 'g' in final position. The scribe occasionally does not seem to have made up his mind which version of 'g' he wishes to use and the result is a kind of hybrid version.
Usage: outrage
'g' with lower compartment with point at the left side.
Usage: wight
'ght' combination.
Usage: he
'h' usually has a shortish limb which is neatly executed.
Usage: berith
occasionally the tail curves to the left beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: .myghte
the 'ght' combination.
Usage: Holsome
upper case 'H' with distinctive pairs of horizontal lines across the stem.
Usage: largesse
modern 'r' used in all positions but on this folio always in final position.
Usage: berith
'z'-shaped 'r' is used in initial and medial positions. Although the two 'r's are both used in medial positions, the 'z'-shaped 'r' takes preference after most vowels.
Usage: verrey
it is apparent from this image that both 'r's are formed in exactly the same way. Modern 'r' merely has an extra stroke to follow as the shoulder-stroke, otherwise the basic shape is the same.
Usage: Richesse
upper case 'R' followed by 'i'. Capitalisation of the noun rather than the first word of the line.
Usage: enmyes
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
Usage: some
long 's' is used initially and medially. Long 's' often has a visible wing to the left of the shaft which marks the beginning of the head-stroke. The stem is a thick stroke.
Usage: norisshinge
sometimes long 's' is thick at the base of the descender then has a fine tag trailing down from it as an extension.
Usage: So
upper case 'S' is quite distinctive.
Usage: wastith
there is little variation in 'w' which is much like a modern graph.
Usage: were
the length of the approach stroke varies.
Usage: wight
Usage: Where
'W' in upper case position. There is a foot at the lower end of the left limb which may distinguish it from most lower case versions but see version 3.
Usage: Victory
in some examples of 'y' the scribe uses a single thick straight descender as the left arm of 'y' which continues as a tail. He adds the curved right limb which joins the main descender three quarters of the way down. The same formation may be seen in version 3.
Usage: enmyes
a more conventionally scribed graph of 'y'. Some 'y's are dotted.
Usage: myghte
the tail of 'y' is sometimes virtually non-existent.
Usage: verrey
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: 'þe
thorn is not used frequently. This definite article is the only one apart from the example in version 2.
Usage: þ(er)to
the head of thorn is open.
Usage: ȝevith
yogh is used frequently as equivalent of 'y' as well as of 'gh'.
Usage: nouȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Shal
an interesting upper case 'S'.
Usage: That
'T usually has an extension at an angle above the head stroke.
Usage: Largesse
the same double parallel lines across the stem of 'L' as across 'H'.
Usage: But
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