Transcription of words with two consonants
At example with word Apple. It has transcription [ˈæpl]. But why there is one [p] in transcription during the word contains two "p". Eventually, do English speakers pronounce two p saying word as apple, propped etc, or just one. The same on words containing other double consonants like tt in letter. Thank.
the second consonant is not pronounced, but it affects the pronunciation of the preceding vowel:
a pot [o] potter [o]; potable [ou]