your hand at transcribing document 3. You can use the interactive
transcribing exercise and the computer will give you a score.
Or if you prefer you can print out the document and work through
it yourself on paper. A full transcript is available for you
to check your own work.
Transcription tips - READ THESE FIRST!
In this document you should
watch out for:
- Capital letters - as in document 2, the capital
letters are particularly tricky. Refer to the alphabet
to help you.
- The 'h' with a long descender (tail), particularly
when it is joined to the preceding or following letter.
||See for example, fflemmyshe: line
- The letter 'x', which could be mistaken for a 'p'.
||See for example, examinac[i]on:line
- The long 's' which can also be hard to distinguish
when it is joined to other letters.
||See for example, fflemmyshe:line
- Sloping ascenders (upwards strokes) on some 'd's and
'a's. They can be particularly confusing when they cross
||See for example and: line
5. The word souldiors (for example
line 7) is particularly hard to read, as the ascender
of the 'd' goes completely through the 'l'.
In this document you will meet some abbreviations that you have
already learnt in earlier documents, as well as some new ones.
- 'cion' / 'tion': The second word of the document contains
a common abbreviation sign found in words which end 'tion'
or 'cion'. Usually it is just a dash over the 'o', but
here it is a bit more elaborate.
- 'wt' : This is the abbreviation for 'with'. It is
also sometime written 'wth'.
||In this document this symbol is being used
for a terminal 'r' preceded by a missing letter. See line
Also in this document the writer tends automatically
to put a full stop after Arabic numbers and a colon after
proper names. Do not include these in your transcription unless
of course the full stop represents the end of a sentence.