posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 10:33 PM
The reason for the spelling is quite simple. When you compare any language to any other language, you don't always have equivocal phoneme (letter
sound). This leads to many transliterated variations of the same word.
Saddam is written with two English letter "D"s because the "d" that is used in the Arabic alphabet for his name does not sound the same as a
standard English D. For example, listen and compare an Arab person pronounce Saddam versus an English speaker pronounce the name.