Hand: Six Glosses (12r, 15r, 17r), TCC O.1.18 (1042)
- Six Glosses (12r, 15r, 17r)
- TCC O.1.18 (1042)
- Saec. xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This hand is small, light, and relatively narrow. Ascenders are long and straight, and descenders are short. Minims have approach-strokes and occasionally have small feet. Single-compartment and an approximately Caroline a are both found: the latter has a long back which is angled at about 45° and which extends beyond the body but does not turn over at the top, thereby looking somewhere between Caroline and uncial. A more flat-topped a was used for æ, the tongue of which is horizontal and the hook angular. A somewhat angular c was used without a horn, but horned e is found with a straight rising tongue and a squinting eye. The descender of r is long and leans forward somewhat, but the hook remains high like the Caroline form. Only tall s is found, the hook of which is narrow, the down-stroke extends slightly below the base-line, and the letter forms a ligature with t. The scribe did not use ð at all, although he only had one opportunity for so doing (belimpþ, 17r). The bodies of þ and wynn are both quite triangular. Straight-limbed dotted y was used.