13-year-old girl from Edmonton wins nat'l spelling bee on '

you dont say the T of ballet. i mean like the word light. where do the G and the H come into play. its like an appendix. they serve no purpose. maybe except to let everyone know its french.
Actually 'gh' is Old English.

Languages evolve but they also adhere to their roots. Language is also an expression of the culture. Just as culture's are complex, so too is language. Simplification may sound nice to those who place little value on literature, but to those that do it is comparible to painting the Mona Lisa as a stick figure.