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Letters, for instance, are transcribed as capitals, whereas lower-case letters are employed for Middle English graphs (thorn, yogh
, ash, eth), abbreviations and comments.
(49) "Thorn and yogh
" are particularly marked as English: they implicitly distinguish English from French and Latin.
Gordon edition (but with the substitution of a modern equivalent for yogh
[About our character 3 (yogh
), and about its use] A subheader.
His name spelled in various ways--Layamon, Lazamon, Lawman, Laweman, Loweman, La3amon [the third letter is called a "yogh
"]--the 13th-century poet, priest, author compiled and recast the 12th-century poem, Brut, which narrates Britain's history, including the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
But the all-red initial W that opens the text (in a space left blank by Scribe B) is like the more florid initial yogh
made by Scribe C in the recipes (see Ker facsimile of Harley 2253, fol.
The reproduction of the Anglo-Saxon alphabet for AElfric's text, including not only the runic characters thorn and wen, but also letters eth, ash, yogh
, tau, long <s> and <r>, does not seem to be a casual decision but a rather meditated one by Parker.
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But most special of all were the two in the southwest comer of the building, used exclusively for those setting manuscripts in Middle English, who had frequent need for various obsolete characters such as thorn, eth, yogh
, or wyn (see picture at right).
While much of the textual apparatus is thus well done, the nature of the Middle English Texts Series as a series of teaching editions creates a potential problem: Sponsler clearly explains up front that series conventions require modernization of thorn and yogh
, and regularization of u/v/w and i/j, along with silent expansion of abbreviations and other relatively straightforward orthographical changes (10).