Hand: Scribbles (wryt ðus oððe bæt, 1r; ðis wrat [. . . . .] on þise bec, 195v), Rouen, BM 368 (A.27)

Scribbles (wryt ðus oððe bæt, 1r; ðis wrat [. . . . .] on þise bec, 195v)
Rouen, BM 368 (A.27)
Saec. xi1
SW England (Wells?)

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

The first scribble was written with a straight wedged ascender and straight descender. Round e is found with a straight rising tongue. Low s was used, as was straight-limbed undotted y. Only ð is found, the back of which is fairly steep and vertical-tipped, and the through-stroke is straight or curved up slightly on the right. The second scribble is more angular and less regular. The top of a is straight but angled and the left side curves back in to the right, so that the resulting form is more round than flat-topped. The same form was used for æ, the tongue of which is straight and the eye squinting. Round c was used, and e is not horned but has a fairly steep back and has a tongue and eye like those of æ. Low s was used, and n has an approach-stroke and horizontal feet. No ð is visible.

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