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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 851
Sampled Folios:139v
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Usage: after
where 'a' is in initial position, the upper compartment tends not to be closed so that the graph appears to be more like a mini-version of the upper case graph.
Usage: sawter
in medial positions, 'a' tends to be a double compartment graph.
Usage: ambulau(er)o
the two 'a's are seen in this example.
Usage: Abstinence
Usage: deth
'd' is looped with the loop frequently extending back over previous letters.
Usage: Lewyd
'd' in final position with short tag.
Usage: stoodye
Usage: qd
abbreviation for 'quod' with tagged 'd'.
Usage: god
the scribe uses both double compartment and tailed 'g', seemingly with no preference as to position.
Usage: god
Usage: Musyng
a double compartment 'g' used here in final position.
Usage: go
Usage: helle
Usage: seyth
Usage: holdyst
sometimes the tail of 'h' is curtailed.
Usage: Haue
upper case graph at the beginning of a line with foot to the stem and loop to the left side of the stem in the left margin.
Usage: wordist
long 'r' does not appear on this folio as an initial letter but that would be the form most likely to be used.
Usage: anothir
long 'r' in final position.
Usage: petyr
a version of 'z'-shaped 'r' is also used in final position.
Usage: mater
the fork of long 'r' often lines up with the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: south
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: hillys
Usage: exsample
long 's' is used in medial positions.
Usage: Si
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line of Latin text.
Usage: wombe
'w's are fairly even in shape but the size may vary. The initial 'w' here is not much bigger than the graphs which follow whereas the scribe often enlarges 'w' both in initial position and medially.
Usage: thow
'w' in final position.
Usage: sawter
the size of 'w' in relation to surrounding letters is clearly seen in this example.
Usage: Were
Usage: pulledyt
'y' usually has a left arm which descends vertically and is connected by an almost invisible hair-line stroke to the right arm.
Usage: day
the curve of the tail varies. Here it describes a grand arc.
Usage: payn
Usage: petowsly
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
this scribe uses thorn occasionally mainly for abbreviations as seen here.
Usage: þu
Usage: ȝede
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'y' and the gutteral sounds.
Usage: preyȝerys
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
Usage: I
Usage: Ne
Usage: Be
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