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Current Manuscript:Europe, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College MS 213
Sampled Folios:8v
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Usage: aspye
the use of the single and double compartment 'a' is fairly evenly divided.
Usage: as
double compartment 'a' looks rather strange but seems to have been executed with a looping stroke from the lobe of 'a', curling up to make the top compartment, and finishing with a horizontal to move on to the next graph.
Usage: amicos
an 'a' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: And
upper case 'A's have loops which extends back making the whole graph appear to lean.
Usage: de(ser)ued
'd' is always looped but this example has a sharper than average lower lobe.
Usage: nakyd
almost all final 'd's have a downward extension to the finishing stroke.
Usage: Secundus
'd' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: bydd(es)
abbreviative mark for the plural added on to the final 'd'.
Usage: grevyd
anglicana 'g' has a squarish upper compartment and a longer oval-shaped lower compartment.
Usage: kyng
Usage: boght
on more than one occasion, the lower compartment is not closed.
Usage: leng(er)
'g' often seems to lean forward.
Usage: half
the stem and head of 'h' lean forwards.
Usage: trouth
the tail-stroke sometimes finishes in a gentle curve beneath the graph, but sometimes continues in a loop back to the body of the graph.
Usage: taght
Usage: shal
Usage: robe
long 'r' is used in all positions. The graph is extremely long.
Usage: or
Usage: worthely
after 'o', 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
Usage: rynge/euer
long initial 'r' to begin the first word, and exaggerated finish to the final 'r' on the line below.
Usage: spende
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. The head-stroke is separate and horizontal.
Usage: fals
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: vobis
kidney-shaped 's' is used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: blyssyd
splaying of the double 's'.
Usage: was
'w' is mainly in the form found in the other three versions. However, there is a single example of this looped 'w' on this folio.
Usage: Now
the left arm of 'w' is much taller than the rest of the graph.
Usage: qwen
Usage: When
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line with left arm extending way out into left margin.
Usage: fyngers
'y' and thorn are virtually indistinguishable.
Usage: atyryde
Usage: kney
Usage: mary
Usage: þis
as mentioned under 'y', thorn is an almost identical graph.
Usage: þ(er)
Usage: þt
Usage: þus
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Lo
Usage: I
Usage: Bot
Usage: Now
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