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It must be assumed, based on the size of the plates & the difficulty in hand inscribing characters into metal, that space and words should have been condensed in every instance. The Book of Mormon is replete with the opposite & redundancy is in full sway. One such example is:

“And now behold, it came to pass that all the people of the land did hear these sayings, and did witness of it. And after these sayings THERE WAS SILENCE IN THE LAND FOR THE SPACE OF MANY HOURS; For so great was the astonishment of the people that they did cease lamenting and howling for the loss of their kindred which had been slain; therefore THERE WAS SILENCE IN ALL THE LAND FOR THE SPACE OF MANY HOURS.”

3 Nephi 10:1-2; EMPHASIS ADDED