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Samhljóðendr eru ellifu í rúnamáli, fimm þeir er nálægir eru raddarstǫfum, eru kallaðir hálfraddarstafir af ǫðrum mǫnnum, þvíat þeir hafa meiri líking raddarstafa ok merkiligri hljóð en aðrir samhljóðendr; þat er: r n s m l.
(There are eleven consonants in the runic alphabet; those five which are similar to vowels are called semivowels by other men because they have greater similarity to vowels and more perceptible sound than other consonants; these are: r n | m l. )
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