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Dónátus kennir í fyrri bók sinni nátturu parta þeira allra, er hafa þarf í réttu látínu-máli, ok má engi maðr fullkomliga vel skilja ok mæla þá tungu, nema þessa bók kunni.
(In his first book Donatus describes the nature of all the parts of speech which are necessary to speak Latin correctly, and no man may fully understand or speak that tongue unless he knows this book. )
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