Hand: Twenty-two Glosses (42v–46r), BL Royal 6.A.vi
- Twenty-two Glosses (42v–46r)
- BL Royal 6.A.vi
- Saec. x/xi or xi in.
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
These glosses were written in a rougher hand than the first layer (which was written in Caroline script). The scribe used a fine pen and some shading, and the hand is fairly cursive and seems to have been written with some fluency. Ascenders usually have wedges and can be longer than minims but can be short. Descenders are straight and short. Minims have approach-strokes or wedges and lack feet. Horned flat-topped a is sometimes found, as is teardrop-shaped a.[*Caroline by Hand 1 only? Correlate with Napier & Ker] Round c was used, as was round e the tongue of which can be rising or can be horizontal and at cue-height in which case the back is straight and the hook slightly high. The back of d is usually straight or slightly concave-down and angled at about 40–60°, but the back can be vertical-tipped, and Caroline d is also found. Caroline f is also found with a long angled hook.[*but is this really Glossator 2? Correlate w/ Napier & Ker] The top of g is flat, and the mid-section straight and fairly vertical before turning sharply to the right and curving around in an open tail which is hooked up at the tip. Caroline r was used throughout, as was tall essentially Caroline s, and a narrow Caroline s+t ligature is also found. Both þ and ð were used with little clear distinction. The back of ð is straight, angled at about 60°, and can be long or short, and the through-stroke is long and hooked down on the right. Round dotted and nearly bilinear y is found throughout.