Hand: Two Glosses (ceac, 14r; fæþelas, 49r), JCO 28

Two Glosses (ceac, 14r; fæþelas, 49r)
JCO 28
Saec. x/xi
Unknown (CaA?)

Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)

These glosses were written very small but are a medium weight and with normal shading. The hand is fairly regular, although both the base-line and cue-height waver somewhat. Ascenders are about the length of minims and have prominent wedges on 49r; descenders are similar length or shorter and are tapering. Minims have regular wedges or approach-strokes and have rising ticks for feet. Teardrop-shaped a was used, the back angled at about 60°. A similar structure was used for æ, the tongue of which is rising and the hook rounded but fairly high. Both c and e can be somewhat angular and backward-leaning, but regular round e is also found; the tongue is long and can be rising or more horizontal, and the hook is rounded and low. The tongue of f is long and flat, and the hook branches from beneath cue-height. Tall s is found, descending slightly below the base-line. Latin is not distinguished from Old English by script except that Latin script lacks wedges.

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