The mystery of spelling: the example of DOUBT

We recently learnt the word ‘doubt’ and you’ll probably remember that the letter ‘d’ is mute. Does it make any senses to have mute letters? (Well, we have mute ‘h’ in Spanish!). Anyway you know how different an English word spelling it is from its sound!

It’s all for a reason, as you can find out watching the video below.

Say the word “doubt” aloud. What is that “b” doing there? Does it have any purpose? The following video explains the long history of “doubt” and why the spelling, though it seems random, is a wink to its past.

Remember you can activate subtitles in Spanish!

I hope you enjoy it!