Hand: Glossary (senigað, onhyrgend 166v), BL Harley 3826
- Glossary (senigað, onhyrgend 166v)
- BL Harley 3826
- Saec. x/xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
These two words are found in an otherwise Latin-Latin glossary. The aspect of the vernacular script is the same as that of the Latin. Ascenders are about the length of minims and taper slightly; no wedges or other decoration is found. Descenders are straight and also about the length of minims. Minims have angled approach-strokes and feet. Teardrop-shaped a is found in the vernacular script with a vertical back and fairly straight but angled top. Bilinear d was used, as was e with a fairly vertical back, a straight rising tongue, and a low hook; in both cases e is conjoined with the preceeding letter and so it is unclear whether the form is horned. The top of g is flat, the mid-section hangs from approximately in the centre and descends in a fairly straight stroke down and to the left before turning fairly sharply to the right, and the tail turns fairly sharply back down to the left and ending in a straight but thicker diagonal stroke. The shoulders of h, n and r are all quite rounded; h is essentially Caroline, and r has a prominent foot. Low s was used. The back of ð is long, very straight, and angled at about 60°, and the through-stroke is long and straight. Straight-limbed undotted y was used. Latin is distinguished by script, although with occasional bilinear d and Insular g.