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þvíat hver samstafa hefir stafatǫlu, einn staf eða fleiri, ok hefir eingi samstafa í látínu fleiri en sex, en í nórænu megu eigi standa fleiri í einni stamstǫfu en átta eða níu, sem spænnzkr ok strennzkr.
(that is, each syllable has a certain number of letters — one letter or more — and no syllable in Latin has more than six letters; but in Norse there cannot be more than eight or nine in one syllable, like ‘spønnzkr’ (Spanish) or ‘strennzkr’ (most sided?). )
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