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is it true ? vowel+tch always t remains silent as in watch , pitch,......
You could say, I suppose, that the <t> is silent in <tch>, but I think it is better to think of <tch> as a double <ch>. Hundreds of years ago scribes often used <cch> as a double <ch> (<chch> being a bit much). But in the 15th century <tch> was introduced and became standard. Remember that the sound [ch] is represented by linguists as [tsh], so it is probably the case that the <t> is never really silent in <tch>.
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