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Current Manuscript:London, Institution of Engineering and Technology Library, MS Thompson 1
Sampled Folios:17v
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Usage: as
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: astralaby
'a' is fairly consistently formed.
Usage: And
Usage: Anothir
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line and washed with yellow.
Usage: diuidid
(first 'd') the scribe has both looped and unlooped 'd'. The lower lobe is triangular.
Usage: naked
final 'd' is often tagged.
Usage: And
the scribe also uses unlooped 'd' occasionally. There does not seem to be any specific reason for the selection of this 'd' rather than the looped version.
Usage: condescendith
both types of 'd' are used in this word.
Usage: greke
double compartment 'g' is always used.
Usage: p(er)tenyng
in final position 'g' is tagged.
Usage: rightfull
the lower compartment is set at a slight angle giving the graph a tilted appearance.
Usage: englisch
Usage: harde
'h' is neatly executed with tail-stroke contained beneath the graph.
Usage: englisch
after 'c', 't' and 'g', 'h' is often, though not always crossed.
Usage: myght
Usage: sufficeth
Usage: rewlys
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: prayer(e)
final 'r' is frequently flourished, probably for missing final 'e'.
Usage: mortal
'z'-shaped 'r' has a trailing otiose stroke descending from the lower left of the graph.
Usage: Astralabiu(m)
an 'r' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: sufficiant
long 's' is always used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: nou(m)bres
the scribe uses both kidney 's' and 8-shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: as
Usage: possibil
Usage: wrappit
'w' comes in a variety of forms. Here the limbs turn to the right with the second stroke left open at the head.
Usage: wel
here the limbs lean backwards slightly.
Usage: which
in this example there are two closed loops at the head.
Usage: rewlys
Usage: lowys
sometimes 'y' is 'dotted' with a separate curved stroke with tail.
Usage: astralaby
Usage: latyn
the fork of the graph is generally at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: p(ar)fytely
curvature of the tail-stroke varies.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þis
thorn is mainly used for the definite article and demonstratives.
Usage: þe
Usage: ȝofen
yogh is used as equivalent of the element 'y'.
Usage: oriȝonte
it is also used to represent the 'z' sound.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Astralabiu(m)
upper case 'A' in the scribe's display script for the title.
Usage: This
Usage: Iewes
Usage: Oxenford
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