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Spelling was the way that words were formed using a combination of letters or symbols.
Some words were spelled with letters that were silent, such as "knife", which had a silent "k". When preparing to greet the Jarada in 2364, Deanna Troi countered Jean-Luc Picard's criticism of the confusing Jaradan language by noting that Humans spelled knife with a k. Picard explained that he did not, adding that he never could spell. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")
Later, when Jake told Doctor Julian Bashir about his writing a report of the upcoming battle for the Federation News Service, the doctor reminded him that "Bashir" was spelled with an "i". (DS9: "Call to Arms")