Why is "could" spelled with an "L"?
Is it related to a "cauldron" or something? Lol
English language words have their origins mostly in Latin and Greek. The silent letters you happen to find in them are the vestiges of older forms. as in, know, gnat, encyclopaedia (newer form: ...clopedia), etc.
I'm guessing the L in could is silent L. =D
Because the English language is crazy. Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? Why are daughter and laughter pronounced entirely differently?