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Á látínu er diptongus fyrir þrennar sakir fundinn: fyrir hljóðfegrð ok sundrgrein ok samansetning, en í nórænu fyrir tvennar sakir: fyrir grein ok hljóðfegrð.
(The diphthong is found in Latin for three reasons: for euphony and distinction and composition, but in Norse for two reasons: for distinction and euphony. )
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