This teaching module is ſuppoſed to ſhow the baſics of reading blackletter texts. However, for medieval Latin more documentation is neceſsary.
Among other things, the following things have to be expected (mainly for reading Latin):
|The ſmall ‘r’ ſometimes looks ſlightly different after ‘o’ and other rounded letters. Alſo, there is a variant of ‘a’. Unfortunately theſe glyphs are currently miſsing from my ſcript teacher. However, ‘r’ rotunda occurs in the ligature for ‘etc.’.|
|There is a diacritic for ‘naſaliſed’. This is often ſeen on ‘-um’ endings. It looks like a ſmall hook or ſhort ſtroke.||uigīti||viginti|
|The ‘qz’ ligature is often uſed for ‘que’.|
|There are more abbreviations.|
|Becaııſe ııı the letters ‘i’, ‘u’, ‘n’, aııd ‘m’ the ııertıcal ſtrokes are ofteıı ııot or oııly barely coııııected aııd the ı dots ıııay be ııııſsıııg aııd becaııſe ‘v’ ıs ofteıı wrıtteıı lıke ‘u’ aııd ‘j’ lıke ‘i’, the texts ıııay be hard to read deſpıte kııowledge of all the ſıııgle letters. It theıı looks lıke thıs paragraph.|
PS: All examples are from the same picture.