Spelling: long and short vowels
The Dutch language has long and short vowels. When do we write single letters (a, l, ...) and when double (aa, ll, ...)?
Rule: A vowel at the end of a syllable automatically becomes long.
This means that the plural of b
boo-ten, but it's b ten (b ten).
The 2nd o isn't necessary.
In the plural form of b
By adding an extra t, we can avoid this problem: the remains short: