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Script Analysis - More ligatures

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1 August 2007

Script Analysis - More ligatures

I've come up with more ligatures, involving bowed letters (mostly to do with v and p)

After discussion with Robert of Stonemarche, I'll be using the half r only after bowed A, O and E of the vowels - it looks best that way, rather than after the diamond ending I and U.

For the record, looking at one mss :

But *drogin* says that half r's are used after vowels?! (see attached file)
Maybe the scribes varied the rule?

O biting P - tick
E biting V - like you were saying in your other mail, if V* and W** didn't end in a diamond. I've been using V ligatures in the last couple of days. (but my W ends in a diamond)
and that looks like an E ligatured to the H in the final line! hmmm

Looking at other pages of the same MSS
http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=3293

first line - half r after a and o, but not after e
second line - half r after e, full r after a
ninth line - half r after a
last line - half r after o


http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=3721
first full line : half r after a
last line : half r after o
otherwise full r's used (examples all after an e or u)

http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=2747
second line - half r after o (two examples)
lines 11 and 13 - half r after o
full r used after a'e and e's and u's

Half r after o, a
full r after u, e
seems to be a general rule, Didn't see any after i's, which is a pity. It makes sense in terms of bowing for o, a and u, but not for e.

And half r's used after p's across the board.

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