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ok eru stafir þessir eigi því dumbar kallaðir at þeir hafi ekki hljóð; heldr því, at þeir hafa lítit hljóð hjá raddarstǫfum, í þá líking sem sá maðr er lítils kallaðr verðr eða einskis af góðri ætt, er lítt er mannaðr hjá sínum gǫfgum frændum.
(and these letters are not called mute because they do not have sound; rather because they have little sound compared with vowels, in the same way that a man is said to be of little value, even if he is from a good family, if he is accomplished in little compared with his noble kinsmen.)
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