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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 293
Sampled Folios:Pages: 32, 78, 79, 97
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Usage: alle
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: harde
the upper compartment is sometimes larger than the lower compartment.
Usage: And
a standard form of upper case 'A'. Whilst the scribe will write out 'And' when at the beginning of a line and preceded by an upper case 'A', he uses ampersand on each occasion when 'and' is used within the text.
Usage: A
a more angular lobe on this graph.
Usage: drede
looped 'd' is used throughout. The lobe of 'd' is generally rounded.
Usage: hadde
Usage: payd
occasionally the loop of 'd' does not return to complete the loop and the interior of the graph is left open.
Usage: Disputyng
at the beginning of a line where all graphs are upper case, so one must assume an upper case 'D'.
Usage: gendre
tailed 'g' is used throughout. The head of the right stroke extends above the horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: swetyng
Usage: ryghtful
the tail of 'g' is short and turns clockwise.
Usage: Go
the upper case graph.
Usage: hym
a short tail on this example. The tail may be shorter or longer or loop round, as in version 3.
Usage: swich
'h' is crossed after 'c' when 'h' is in final position.
Usage: schal
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: ryght
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: her
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: conforme
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Ryȝt
Usage: syke
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: noblus
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: substantif
long 's' with head stroke joined to the following 't'.
Usage: Schold
the upper case graph.
Usage: whenne
'w' is looped at the head with loops mainly closed.
Usage: How
Usage: swich
the middle lobe of 'w' usually stands taller than the elements to either side.
Usage: Wt
'W' as an upper case letter with angled feet and open head. The 'B'-shaped element is consistently present.
Usage: vnredy
the shape of 'y' is fairly consistent. The length and curvature of the tail is also consistent.
Usage: kynde
Usage: hy(m)
Usage: Y blessid
'Y' in the upper case position at the beginning of a line. It does not vary from the lower case graph.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: Boþe
thorn is used to replace 'th' in most situations.
Usage: Þauȝ
the stem of thorn is fairly long and tapering. The lobe generally sits at the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: þorȝ
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: ȝif
Upper Case Letters
Usage: I
Usage: But
Usage: Nyme
a square top for 'N' and a hairline across the left side making a triangle on the inside of the graph.
Usage: To
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