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Annat tilfelli samstǫfu er tíð, þvíat hver samstafa hefir annat hvárt eina tíð eða tvær, eða svá sem Priscianus segir, at sumar samstǫfur hafa hálfa aðra stund eða hálfa þriðju, en sumar þrjár stundir.
(The second characteristic of the syllable is quantity (time), because each syllable has either one measure of time (quantity) or two, or as Priscian says, some syllables have one and a half measures or two and a half measures, and some three measures. )
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