Hand: Nine Glosses (13r–17v), TCC O.1.18 (1042)
- Nine Glosses (13r–17v)
- TCC O.1.18 (1042)
- Saec. xi in.
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This scribe wrote a small, light, and somewhat angular script. Ascenders are long and have small barbs, and descenders are shorter than ascenders but still longer than minims, and are straight. Minims have short approach-strokes and lack feet. Teardrop-shaped a was used most often, although a flat-topped form is also found (þa, 13r). Round c was used, as was round e with a long straight rising tongue and a low round hook, and d is not found. The hook and tongue of f are short. The top of g is short and flat, and the mid-section hangs from the right, descends down and left in a very angular mid-section, hooks back horizontally to the right, then turns sharply back down and left again to end with a straight diagonal section. The shoulders of h, m, and n all branch from well below cue-height. Long s was used throughout, although the text is such that the letter only appears in the word sy; the letter is narrow and has more of a slight thickening than a wedge at cue-height. No ð is found but the text leaves no scope for this letter if the conventional spelling was followed. The body of þ is small and angular. Straight-limbed dotted y is found.