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En látínumenn skipuðu stǫfum gagnstaðliga þessu, sem hér er greint. Þeir settu a fyrst, þvíat þat hljóðar næst hinu nezta tóli raddarinnar, er vér kǫllum lungu, ok þat má fyrst skilja í bernsligri raust.
(But Latin speakers arranged the letters in the opposite order to that expounded here. They placed a first because it is sounded closest to the lowest organ of speech, which we call the lungs, and it can be distinguished first in a child’s voice. )
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