Zombie Protestor wrote:English is the hardest language to learn (as I've read anyway)
That sounds like the kind of nonsense people say. I understand it's not too bad, but its varied roots lead to inconsistencies that can be confusing.
Fanelian, doubling of consonents in English often affects the preceding vowel, as we don't have any accents to indicate stuff like vowel length. Not that it's especially consistent, but that sort of thing can figure into it.