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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ff.5.35
Sampled Folios:72v
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Usage: am
straight-sided 'a' with fine hairline cross-bar.
Usage: many
Usage: And
upper case 'A' has the same basic square lobe but the head-stroke appears in two different versions.
Usage: And
the second version of the head-stroke.
Usage: dwellyng
squat unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: good
the stroke across the head of the oval-shaped lobe is short and may be a flat or slightly curved stroke.
Usage: hadde
'd' ligatured with 'e'.
Usage: qd
the scribe's 'tag' on the 'd' of the abbreviated 'quod'.
Usage: graunte
double compartment 'g' with oval upper lobe and triangular lower one.
Usage: nyppyng
'g' in final position with long descending vertical tag.
Usage: þogh
Usage: auenge
Usage: him
'h' frequently has a stem with floreated head.
Usage: pleyneth
the limb of 'h' is sometimes wavey.
Usage: schryue
the tail-stroke may continue clockwise forming a loop back to the limb.
Usage: white
Usage: wurk
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: her
'r' in final position with curved stroke up from the base of the stem.
Usage: broko(ur)
'z'-shaped 'r' used after round-bodied graphs.
Usage: schryue
Usage: sory
straight 's' is used with foot at line level and angled head. This 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: marchaunts
'8'-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: abbesse
Usage: swowne
the size of the following 'w' diminishes this 's' in initial position.
Usage: wrathe
'w's are all formed in basically the same way.
Usage: Now
Usage: wt
Usage: swowne
here the whole word may be seen with initial 's' followed by a taller 'w'. The head of 'w' stands above other graphs.
Usage: yn
'y' is consistently formed. It is almost always dotted. The left limb is generally straight and the tail is short, extending only a little beyond the fork.
Usage: many
Usage: bihynde
Usage: peyne
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: athinkeþ
thorn is used frequently. It is a squat graph with a thick stem.
Usage: wraþþe
Usage: ȝere
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y' and of 'gh'.
Usage: neȝburhade
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Eu(er)
Usage: I
Usage: Now
Usage: Þan
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