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Sumir raddarstafir eru fyrir skipaðir í samanlímingu sem a ok e, en sumir eptir skipaðir sem e ok i, o ok u, ok eru þeir raddarstafir náttúruliga fyrir skipaðir í samanlímingum, er nálægra hafa hljóð hinu inzta raddartóli mannsins, en hinir eptir skipaðir, er nærri standa í hljóðsgrein efni raddarinnar, sem a fyrir e ok u, en e fyrir i ok o ok u, þvíat þat hljóð er grannara, er nær stendr brjóstinu ok fyrr tekz, en hitt digrara er framarr skapaz ok meira hefir rúm, er ok hœgra þat hljóð fyrri at setja í samanlímingu er fyrri skapaz en hitt eptir er síðar formeraz.
(Some vowels come first in conglutination like a and e, and some come second like e and i, o and u, and those vowels which have a sound closest to the innermost of human speech organs naturally come first in conglutination, and those which are closest in sound to the substance of voice come second, like a before e and u, and e before i and o and u, because that sound is finer, which is close to the breast and occurs first, than the thicker sound which is created further forward in the mouth and has more space; it is also easier to place the sound which is created first at the start of the conglutination and that one following, which is formed later. )
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