lower case single compartment 'a' very similar to that of Hoccleve.
upper case 'A' is completely different from Hoccleve's 'A' graphs. A strange formation with the main descender curving and thickening as it descends.
'd' is looped and the lower lobe of the graph is usually sharply pointed.
as in Hoccleve's hand the scribe can extend the loop of 'd' back over preceeding graphs.
the starting point for the graph is to the right of the upper loop. The stroke descends at an oblique angle before looping back to form the lower lobe.
Usage: De par le Roy
upper case 'D' in the heading.
the scribe has various forms of lower case 'g' as does Hoccleve. Here, the secretary version has the counter-clockwise turn on the tail.
'g' with diamond-shaped single compartment and a tail-stroke which continues in a clockwise direction.
the tail of 'g' loops back to connect with the body of the graph.
'h' is similar in formation to the 'h' of Hoccleve although the shoulder of the graph sits higher in examples from this scribe.
'h' quite often has the tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise to finish.
in the French document, the scribe uses a crossed 'h' for the abbreviation of 'er'.
oblique angled stroke used for the stem of 'r'. In the Latin text, modern 'r' is used on all occasions except after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
a single example of long 'r' in the French document, here in final position with following virgule.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. The stem is thickly scribed, the head-stroke set almost at a right angle with descending oblique tag to finish.
kidney-shaped secretary 's' always used in final position.
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Usage: Riot y sourde
'y' is used on only two occasions in the French document. Similar to Hoccleve's 'y', the tail trails back up to finish above the body of the graph, usually with a dot.
Usage: pees y troeuereȝ
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yogh is used for the 'z' sound in plurals as here.
yogh is also used where a modern 'z' would be used in second person plural verb endings.
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elaborate upper case 'T' to begin the document. Looped and curved head-stroke and vertical bisecting lineextending above and below the graph.
upper case 'L' more like a modern upper case graph.
a very thick shaft for 'I' with finer horizontal approach stroke at the head.
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an elaborate upper case 'B'. In other versions, the 2-shaped element is separated at the front of the graph and an extra vertical line separates the 'B'-shaped element at the right.
upper case 'P' with triangular bow.
elaborate turned feet on upper case 'N'.