Sam Mason (sammason) wrote in linguaphiles,
Sam Mason
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Double consonants in English

When does English use a double consonant? If something is decorated with jewels, is it jewelled or jeweled? If something stops moving, has it stopped or stoped? I (native English speaker) wouldn't write 'stoped' because that would change the pronunciation. Nobody, I think, would write 'stopt' but a few centuries ago that might have looked right.
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