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svá sem a ef þat er skamt hefir fjórar hljóðsgreinir: hvassa hljóðsgrein fyrir útan áblásning h sem hér, ‘ari’; þunga hljóðsgrein enn fyrir útan h sem hér, á; hvassa hljóðsgrein með áblásning h sem hér, ‘hafi’; ok þunga hljóðsgrein með h sem hér, ‘hafandi’.
(just as a if it is short has four distinctions of sound: an acute accent without an aspirated h, as here, ‘ari’ (eagle); a grave accent without aspirated h, as here: ‘á’ (river); an acute accent with aspirated h, as here: ‘hafi’ (have); and a grave accent with h as here: ‘hafandi’ (having). )
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