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Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 135
Sampled Folios:7v, 83r
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Usage: make
the scribe has a bewildering selection of 'a' graphs. They are almost always single compartment, though see version 4. His more casual hand seen on f83r uses a more rounded version of the single compartment graph.
Usage: all
Usage: aryght
a lower case graph showing yet another variation.
Usage: Awaked
upper case 'A' on a word in the middle of the line where a lower case graph would be expected.. The scribe uses the upper case letter randomly in initial position.
Usage: dere
'd's are formed in a fairly uniform way with a point to the left of the lower lobe and a neat loop above.
Usage: goddys
Usage: world
a more hook-like lobe with faint hairline stroke to complete.
Usage: god
Usage: gou(er)ned
the scribe's 'g's are also found in variety. Here the 'g' is a tailed secretary version of the graph.
Usage: god
the scribe adds curls and angles to his graphs at random.
Usage: thorugh
'g' in combination with crossed 'h'.
Usage: Go
Usage: holy
the tail-stroke is usually long and presents in a variety of different ways.
Usage: schall
on several occasions the scribe squares off the tail-stroke to form a horizontal line below the graph.
Usage: Wyth
occasionally the tail-stroke turns counter-clockwise.
Usage: Haue
a slight turn at the foot of the stem to indicate an upper case graph perhaps?
Usage: ferre
modern 'r' is used most frequently on f7v. However, long 'r' is also used occasionally.
Usage: thorugh
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o'. A vertical otiose stroke descending unusually from the lower right of the graph.
Usage: rekene
long 'r' is used in initial position on f83r where the scribe's hand is less formal. Modern 'r' is still used in medial positions.
Usage: Ryche
Usage: same
long 's' alternates with sigma 's' in initial position. The head of 's' may be horizontal, as in this example, or more rounded as in version 3.
Usage: ellys
sigma 's' is used in initial and in final positions.
Usage: besynesse
long 's' is used in medial positions.
Usage: Sone
scooped head-stroke to this upper case 'S' with bisecting vertical line set at an angle.
Usage: wold
'w' is mostly formed as in this example. The left arm leans to the left, the loop in the centre extends above the graph and there is a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: a worde
occasionally the head of the left arm curves to the right to close the head.
Usage: werkys
in the scribe's more casual hand, the central loop may be left open and there is only a single circular element to the right.
Usage: Wyth
at the beginning of a line and thus representative of what may be the upper case graph. As with 'H', the scribe introduces a pointed foot at the lower end of the left limb.
Usage: ys
the tail of 'y' appears in a variety of shapes and angles.
Usage: werkys
Usage: eyȝen
Usage: Y
Usage: eyȝen
yogh is used frequently in the scribe's more casual script.
Usage: syȝt
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and to 'gh'.
Usage: ȝere
Usage: Almyȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Qd
the scribe has some elaborate upper case graphs.
Usage: Myn
Usage: Redles
upper case 'R' with 2-shaped element preceding it. The curved stroke at the top between the two parts of the graph is the tail of the graph above.
Usage: That
elaborate upper case 'T'.
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: By
'B' preceded by the 2-shaped element.
Usage: Off
'O' with pointed head and extra decoration within the graph at the right.
Usage: In
Usage: Now
'N' with 2-shaped element to precede.
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