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Current Manuscript:London, Society of Antiquaries MS 687
Folios:471-549 (Piers Plowman)
Sampled Folios:p.480
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Usage: also
the scribe uses both double and single compartment 'a' although it is sometimes difficult to tell since the letters are sloppily formed and the upper compartment appears almost non-existent at times.
Usage: a
Usage: false
a single compartment 'a' in this word.
Usage: Al
angular lower compartment on upper case 'A'.
Usage: ledyng
'd' is looped with the bowl mainly oval but very variable in size.
Usage: weryd
Usage: maydyn
Usage: myddys
Usage: greuyd
'g' is another graph which is sloppily formed. Here the position of the lower compartment makes the graph appear to lean forward head-first.
Usage: wrong
the position of the lower compartment in this example makes the graph appear to lean back.
Usage: lygge
Usage: Gyle
the upper case graph.
Usage: halle
'h' has a triangular looped head. The limb may curve outwards initially and the tail-stroke then curves back in a clockwise direction..
Usage: ;myth
here the limb is straight and the tail stroke flicks up to the right.
Usage: taughte
Usage: erthe
Usage: ryngys
long 'r' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: wer
flourished 'r' perhaps for a missing 'e'.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' is usually set above the preceding 'o'.
Usage: charterys
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'a' and long 'r' after 'e'.
Usage: so schuld
both sigma and long 's' are used in initial positions.
Usage: fyngerys
sigma 's' is also used in final position.
Usage: resseyue
Usage: Syr
the upper case version of the graph.
Usage: was
'w' may be rounded, as here or more elongated as in version 2.
Usage: qwen
Usage: wex
Usage: Wat
the upper case version which is exactly the same as the lower case one.
Usage: fyue
'y' is not dotted.
Usage: cloþyd
the tail of 'y' is very variable in length.
Usage: gentely
Usage: maydyn
Usage: cloþyd
thorn is used fairly frequently for all the usual words and also as replacement 'th' on occasions.
Usage: þa(n)
Usage: þu
Usage: Þat
Upper Case Letters
Usage: I
Usage: Corronyd
Usage: To
Usage: Ȝyf
the only example of yogh on this folio.
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