I'm wondering why we have double letters in words that make the same sound as if it were a single letter. For example
pp makes a
p sound, and sound the same as if the word was spelt
A few more examples:
I've also notices that the double letters make the same sound as if it were a single letter is not entirely true across the board - especially if the repeated letter is a vowel, for example;
Why is this? Why do some letters have double letters when having a single letter makes the same sound. It seems to only be for words above 3 characters.
From what I've seen, vowels need the double letter to make another sound, but consonants don't.