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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Douce 104
Sampled Folios:8v
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Usage: bakbite
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: falsenesse
the hairline closing stroke across the head is sometimes difficult to see.
Usage: Al
this 'A' appears at the beginning of a line and may be a variant on the example shown in version 4.
Usage: And
possibly the more usual shape for the scribe's upper case 'A's.
Usage: dispyce
looped 'd' is used throughout. The lower lobe is generally rounded.
Usage: grauntid
the upper loop is usually quite large compared with the lobe.
Usage: mede
biting between the 'd' and following 'e'.
Usage: Erledom
Usage: grau(n)tteþ
'g' is anglicana generally comprising two rounded compartments.
Usage: chidyng
the lower compartment is often slightly in advance of the upper compartment.
Usage: brogages
Usage: Glotony
a degraded portion of the folio but just possible to see the scribe's upper case 'G'.
Usage: haþ
the head-loop of 'h' is generally triangular in shape and extends beyond the line of the shoulder.
Usage: hit
the limb may be straight or curved. There may be either a small flick or a wider curve of the tail-stroke counter-clockwise.
Usage: schow
Usage: hir
Usage: rede
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: ber
Usage: brogages
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: Ire
Usage: seyed
both sigma 's' and long 's' are used in initial position.
Usage: symony
Usage: fals
sigma 's' is also used in final position.
Usage: Sciant
the scribe's upper case graph at the beginning of the Latin heading which is underlined in red ink.
Usage: wot
the shape of 'w' is usually the same. The head may be looped or left open.
Usage: schow
Usage: wittenesse
Usage: Witten
a slightly more impressive graph as the upper case letter.
Usage: ydel
'y' does not vary very much. It may be dotted or undotted.
Usage: envy
the dotted version in final position.
Usage: symony
the angle of the tail turning counter-clockwise is similar in all examples.
Usage: fasteyndayes
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þei
thorn is used quite frequently, not only in the usual places but also as replacement of 'th'.
Usage: haþ
Usage: þoȝthes
yogh is only used a couple of times on this folio as equivalent to 'gh'.
Usage: sleȝthes
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