English semi has the concept of double consonants that we have in Norwegian

i.e. if there are two consonants in a row, the vowel before it becomes shortened

you have it in writing at least.

why do you write

tick

and not

tik

well, in the Scandinavian languages

tikk is a tick

tik means nothing but sounds like teak, not tick.
the Finnish do it the other way around

single vowel? it's always short.

double vowel? it's always long.
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