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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Additional 35287
Sampled Folios:1r, 6v, 27v, 32v, 46v
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Usage: bank
both single and double compartment 'a's are used. The double compartment version, seen here tends to have an upper compartment which is larger than the lower compartment.
Usage: Thanne
single compartment 'a' is angular.
Usage: And
the scribe has several upper case 'A's. This version has a square lower lobe with horned effect at the left side.
Usage: Ac
the scribe also uses this version of upper case 'A'.
Usage: derke
looped 'd' is used throughout. Both lower lobe and upper loop are angular in appearance.
Usage: dredeful
'd' with unfinished upper loop which resolves on the lower left side of the graph.
Usage: world
'd' in final position with descending tag.
Usage: amydde
the 'd's are not necessarily of the same size.
Usage: glotonye
double compartment 'g' is used throughout.
Usage: slepinge
Usage: iuggede
Usage: Grace
he upper case graph.
Usage: habit
h' sometimes has a slight angled foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: hermite
the limb descends in a gentle curve. The tail-stroke is fine and may continue to curve in a clockwise direction, or as here may turn counter-clockwise.
Usage: failleth
'h' after 't' is frequently crossed.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' with long extended tail which sweeps round clockwise and completes a circle back to the stem.
Usage: ryche
both modern 'r' and long 'r' are used and alternate in every position.
Usage: robbere
long 'r' used here in initial position.
Usage: wastour
long 'r' in final position with extended horizontal stroke from the shoulder of the graph.
Usage: worth
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o' and may appear with, but mostly without, the otiose stroke descending diagonally in a straight line from the lower left of the graph.
Usage: shoop
sigma 's' is used in initial and also in final positions.
Usage: as
kidney shaped 's' is used in final position. However it may also be found occasionally as the initial letter (see 'slombred' on f1r).
Usage: as
'8'-shaped 's' is also used in final position.
Usage: houres
this version of 's' with scooped and extended head-stroke with attached tag is also used in final position.
Usage: was
'w' generally has closed loops at the head with angled feet and the 'B'-shaped element to finish.
Usage: whanne
occasionally the head of the left limb of the graph is not closed and curves to the right over the rest of the graph.
Usage: who
Usage: Wt
Usage: wandrynge
the left limb of 'y' is vertical. The fork occurs at the base of surrounding graphs at line level.
Usage: mynstrales
Usage: y saued
the tail of 'y' is a fine stroke curving first clockwise then turning counter-clockwise. 'y' is sometimes dotted.
Usage: many
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: askeþ
thorn is mainly used for the abbreviation of the definite article. However, it is used occasionally as a present tense verb ending.
Usage: þe
Usage: siȝt
yogh is used occasionally as equivalent of 'gh'.
Usage: heiȝgh
Upper Case Letters
Usage: I
Usage: In
Usage: Thanne
Usage: But
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