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Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.14 (594)
Sampled Folios:2r
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Usage: haue
double compartment or straight-sided 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: make
where 'a' stands alone, or occasionally in the middle of a word, the scribe uses what appears to be an upper case graph.
Usage: And
the lower lobe is angular.
Usage: And
the loop at the head of upper case 'A' sometimes extends horizontally.
Usage: dungeoun
an individual lower case 'd' which in some examples resembles round 'e'.
Usage: world
the loop is almost never completed as a loop but trails off in the centre of the graph.
Usage: bidd(er)is
the loop has become a thick stroke with a point at its extremity..
Usage: wild(er)nesse
Usage: giltles
'g' is double compartment. There is a vertical aspect to the upper compartment and a horizontal splay to the lower compartment.
Usage: sowyng
'g' in final position with what seems to be an abbreviative mark at the end which may represent a missing 'e'?
Usage: begg(er)is
abbreviative mark for 'er' attached to 'g' in the middle of the word.
Usage: gan
the graph appears to be sloping backwards. Note the height of the following 'a' compared with the 'g' and the 'n'.
Usage: here
'h' is decisively formed. The stem is thicker at the lower end and the head-stroke is looped and generally fine.
Usage: chaffare
the limb is generally thicker at the shoulder, and tapers before becoming a fine tail-stroke turning clockwise and looping beneath the graph.
Usage: shroud
Usage: where
Usage: riche
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: fair
the fork of 'r' occurs at the level of the middle of surrounding graphs.
Usage: pride
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: likerous
Usage: slepyng
sigma 's' is used in initial position.
Usage: dikes
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: wasto(ur)s
the scribe often adds a fine otiose stroke on final 's' as well as on other graphs.
Usage: Sum(m)e
Usage: wandringe
'w' is consistently and neatly formed. The limbs are straight, the heads looped and the 'B'-shaped element is to the right.
Usage: trowe
Usage: betwene
Usage: Worching
upper case 'W' has angled feet to the limbs and the head-stroke of the left limb arches to the right over the remainder of the graph.
Usage: wery
the left limb of 'y' descends almost vertically.
Usage: lyuede
'y' is mostly dotted.
Usage: mynstral
the tail of 'y' turns counter-clockwise. It does vary in length.
Usage: ycrammid
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: cloþing
thorn is used in all positions and replaces 'th'. The stem is thick but tapers at the lower end. The lobe of thorn is oval.
Usage: Þanne
thorn in an upper case position. There are two points on the left of the stem presumably to distinguish this as an upper case graph.
Usage: siȝt
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: ȝede
Upper Case Letters
Usage: In
Usage: Bidd(er)is
Usage: Til
Usage: Of
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