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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1468, part III
Folios:1-377 (pages)
Sampled Folios:p.310
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Usage: an
the majority of 'a's are single compartment.
Usage: fayre
however, the scribe does use double compartment 'a' on occasions, sometimes within the same word as a single compartment letter.
Usage: marchaundis
the two 'a's are represented in this word.
Usage: And
the scribe has two forms of upper case 'A' on this folio. See Wild Letter 2 version 4 for the second example.
Usage: durst
looped 'd' with little variation is used throughout.
Usage: fecchid
the lobe of 'd' is angular.
Usage: fleddyn
triangular lower lobe.
Usage: cowde
Usage: gommes
'g' is double compartment but sometimes the two compartments do not connect. This example looks like a rectangle above and a triangle below.
Usage: kyng
'g' as the final letter of a word and the final word of the folio which may be the reason for the exggerated vertical tag on the graph.
Usage: massengeris
Usage: wrong
Usage: here
'h' may be an upright graph as seen here or it may appear to be slightly tilted as in versions three and four.
Usage: Weschid
Usage: ȝhe
Usage: hym
the limb is also at a slant in this example.
Usage: marchaundis
this form of short 'r' is used throughout.
Usage: wher
Usage: prentice
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and round-bodied graphs. The otiose stroke extending from the lower left of the 'r' is as long as the descender of 'p'.
Usage: letteris
a wedge-shaped appearance for the heads and feet of 'r' and 'i'.
Usage: syttyn
square-shaped sigma 's' used in initial position.
Usage: schoppis
long 's' is also used initially.
Usage: p(ar)doneris
a square-shaped kidney 's' is used in final position.
Usage: Spiceris
Usage: went
'w' is unusual with high middle loop.The shape of the graph is very consistent.
Usage: þorow
Usage: wt
'with' is contracted to 'wt' several times on this folio.
Usage: Weschid
the upper case graph is exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: fayre
'y' is difficult to distinguish from thorn at times. It is usually dotted, but thorn is also dotted occasionally.
Usage: trewely
the formation of 'y' is a vertical stem with loop attached at the right.
Usage: wepyd
'y' is also very similar to 'p' in this example.
Usage: Mynstrelis
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þorow
the stem of thorn here is slightly longer than the 'y's seen above.
Usage: ferþere
thorn is dotted in this example.
Usage: ȝaf
yogh is used as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: ȝhe
a dialectal form of 'she' using yogh as the initial graph.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Peraylid
Usage: Ouyr
Usage: Tho
Usage: And
the second form of upper case 'A' on this folio.
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