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En Priscianus segir eigi mega ráða stafsins merking, hvárt hans nafn hefz af raddarstaf eða eiginligu hljóði, sem marka má í þessu stafrófi ok mǫrgum ǫðrum, er náliga hefjaz allir stafir af sínu hljóði, bæði raddarstafir ok samhljóðendr, ok halda þó fullkomliga sínum merkingum.
(But Priscian says one cannot determine the value of the letter — whether its name begins with a vowel or its own sound — as can be observed in this alphabet and many others, where nearly all letters begin with their own sound, both vowels and consonants, and yet fully retain their value. )
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