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Stafr er hinn minzti hlutr raddar samansettrar, sem rita má, ok er stafr kallaðr hinn minzti hlutr eða óskiptiligr í því, sem heyrir allri samsetning stafligrar raddar, þvíat vér skiptum boekr í kapitula, en kapitula í klausur eða vers, en klausur í málsgreinir, málsgreinir í sagnir, sagnir í samstǫfur, samstǫfur í stafi.
(The letter is the smallest part of connected vocal sound which can be written, and the letter is called either the smallest unit, or not divisible into that which can be heard in all composition of writeable voice, because we divide books into chapters, and chapters into paragraphs or verses, and paragraphs into sentences, sentences into words, words into syllables, syllables into letters.)
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