Hand: Glossator 3 (fols. 100–104, 111–22, 139–43, 190), Boulogne BM 189

Glossator 3 (fols. 100–104, 111–22, 139–43, 190)
Boulogne BM 189
Saec. xi1

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

These glosses can have very long ascenders which are usually wedged but can lack decoration. Descenders are shorter but are still often longer than minims and are straight. Minims have approach-strokes and can also have short horizontal feet or lack feet altogether. An essentially teardrop-shaped a was used, the top of which is slightly rounded, but the letter can be quite round. The teardrop-shaped form was also used for æ, the tongue of which is straight and rising and the hook low, although high æ is found once probably after correction from a (wæs`s’eacen, 139v). Round c was used, as was horned e with tongue and low hook like those of æ. The back of d is long, angled at about 60°, and usually vertical-tipped, although it can be slightly concave-down. The tongue and hook of f are short. The top of g is flat and relatively short, and the mid-section is fairly angular and relatively short; it extends down to the left then turns sharply back to the right and curves in a wide, rounded, open tail which is hooked up at the tip. The shoulders of h, m, n, and r are fairly rounded. Low s is normal, but tall s is found before t and p. The scribe did not use ð but only þ. The north-east branch of x is hooked down and the south-west is straight, tapering, and very long. Straight-limbed y was used without the dot, and the right branch is hooked left.

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