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Því eru þessir fjórir rúnastafir settir fyrir tvá samhljóðendr, at þeir samhljóðendr hafa líkara hljóð en aðrir, svá sem g ok k, s ok z, b ok p, d ok t.
(And so these four runes are used for two consonants, because those consonants have a more similar sound than others, that is, g and k, s and z, b and p, d and t.)
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