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Skamma stund hefir sú samstafa, er raddarstafr hennar er náttúruliga skammr ok komi eigi tveir samhljóðendr eptir, sem þessi nǫfn: ari, api.
(A syllable is short (has a short length) in which the vowel is naturally short and there are not two consonants after the vowel, as in these nouns: ‘ari’ (eagle), ‘api’ (ape). )
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