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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library Dd.3.13
Sampled Folios:49r
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Usage: gaf
double compartment 'a' is used but the compartments vary in size.
Usage: mensura
in the first example, the upper compartment was larger than the lower. Here a tiny upper lobe compared with the lower one.
Usage: And
Usage: And
Usage: deme
looped 'd' is used throughout. The graph is generally rounded in aspect.
Usage: lord
Usage: de
a thick lower side to the loop.
Usage: wordly
Usage: sage
double compartment 'g' is another graph which is variable in shape. In this version, the lower compartment sits well in front of the upper compartment.
Usage: gaf
a more angular lower compartment in this example.
Usage: con(n)yng
an extended horizontal slash in this example where 'g' is in final position.
Usage: God
Usage: holi
a looped head for 'h', with limb angled out and tail-stroke curving back clockwise to extend beyond the graph.
Usage: michi
Usage: wrouht
the tail of 'h' sweeps below preceding graphs.
Usage: cathedra
Usage: rule
long 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: her
'r' in final position with flourish perhaps to indicate a missing final 'e'.
Usage: wordes
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'. There is a curled otiose stroke which runs from the middle of the lower stroke of 'r'.
Usage: Ryȝt
Usage: so
a peculiar shaped sigma 's' in initial position.
Usage: roomes
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: scholde
long 's' in initial position.
Usage: Super
Usage: wel
'w' is fairly uniform in shape. The left limb extends out to the left lying almost horizontal. The middle stroke curves round from the head, turns and then angles vertical to join the left limb. The 'B'-shaped element is added at the right.
Usage: now
Usage: tawȝte
Usage: Wel
the upper case version which does not differ from the lower case one.
Usage: yn
'y' is almost always dotted. The tail varies in length and curvature.
Usage: workys
Usage: Witnessyng(es)
Usage: by
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: Þouȝ
Usage: faiþ
Usage: tawȝte
Usage: ȝor
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Neu(er)
Usage: Nemo
Usage: To
Usage: Eadem
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