Hand: Ten Glosses (130v, 131r, 133v, 157v), TCC O.2.30 (1134), fols. 129–72

Ten Glosses (130v, 131r, 133v, 157v)
TCC O.2.30 (1134), fols. 129–72
Saec. xi

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

These glosses were probably written by a single scribe with fairly dark ink and a thick pen. Ascenders are as long as or slightly longer than minims and have small wedges or are clubbed. Descenders are slightly shorter and are straight. Minims have approach-strokes or wedges and usually have short ticks for feet. Caroline a was used throughout except perhaps for a marginal gloss on 133v: the form there looks round and single-compartment but the letter has been partially erased and so is difficult to make out. Caroline a was also used in æ, the eye of which is squinting, the tongue straight and rising, and the hook rounded. Round or slightly horned e was used, the hook and tongue usually like those of æ, but the tongue can be horizontal and just below cue-height, in which case the hook is rounded and slightly bulging. The back of d is short, angled at about 45°, and can be round, straight, or turned up. The hook and tongue of f are short, and the letter is once Caroline (for, 131r24) but is otherwise Insular. The top of g is flat and relatively wide, and the mid-section is straight and close to vertical before turning sharply right and then curving around in a wide open hook which turns up slightly at the tip. The mid-section and tail of g are both very short so that the letter is close to bilinear. The shoulders of h, m, n, and r are moderately rounded but can be more angular. Low and tall s were both used, low at the starts of words and once when doubled (both times in ‑fulnesse, 157v4). Long s is very narrow with a short hook at or slightly above ascender-height, and the hook of low s branches from slightly below cue-height. No ð and only one occurrence of þ is found (forþi, 131r24). Straight-limbed dotted y was used. Two glosses in this hand were mostly lost due to trimming but were written with Caroline letter-forms; these letter-forms suggest that the glosses were in Latin, a suggestion which is consistent with what little can be recovered (‑rum, 133v20; ‑ram, 157v4).

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