Advanced Search   *   Manuscripts   *   Scribes   *   Authors   *   Letters
Home   *   About the Project   *   Bibliography
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Find What? Search by
Scribal Profile
Current Manuscript:Tokyo, Takamiya Collection MS 23
Sampled Folios:2v
Example Page:Display a full page showing this scribe's hand
Image Rights:Reproduced with permission of Professor Takamiya. All images on this website are reproduced with permission of the Libraries, Archives, and Owners of the manuscripts. Manuscript images that appear on this website remain in the copyright of the libraries where the manuscripts are held. Use of these images for any purpose other than private study without written permission of those libraries is prohibited by law.
Usage: as
small squat single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: and
Usage: and
occasionally the lobe is square and the hairline joining stroke extends beyond the extent of the graph.
Usage: And
Usage: do
this cursive 'd' is usually used in initial position.
Usage: and
in medial or final position either looped or unlooped 'd' is selected.
Usage: vncoupled
looped 'd' in final position.
Usage: Devine
the upper case graph.
Usage: go
scoop-shaped body with horizontal cross-stroke and long tail for tailed 'g' used throughout.
Usage: sleping
the tail often extends in waving fashion beneath several of the preceding graphs. This 'g' in final position has a vertical tag descending from the extended cross-stroke.
Usage: ought
Usage: Good
the upper case graph.
Usage: heaven
this current form of 'h' is used throughout and is a single continuous curving line.
Usage: menith
the tail often turns back on itself and retraces the line of its descent.
Usage: shal
Usage: What
'h' in the scribe's formal script which begins the passus.
Usage: red
variations on the 'z'-shaped 'r' are used in all positions throughout.
Usage: their
'r' in final position with lower stroke curving round on itself which gives the appearance of a yogh.
Usage: markett(es)
Usage: Rochell
the upper case graph.
Usage: sleping
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: knauis
'6'-shaped 's' with curled head used in final position.
Usage: assemblie
Usage: Shall
Usage: weavers
a long approach stroke to the left limb. The element of the graph to the right has a horizontal stroke at the base with single circular lobe above.
Usage: lawe
Usage: brewsters
Usage: Whight
upper case 'W' differentiated only in size.
Usage: you
when 'y' is followed by another graph, the tail curves round and back up to continue with the writing.
Usage: money
'y' in final position with no need to extend the tail.
Usage: distroye
Usage: tymes
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Tailors
Usage: Barons
Usage: no(u)ght I
Usage: Oȝeye
the only example of yogh on this folio. Used as representative of modern 'z' sound.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP