A Final Word About [ch]
1. There are three rare spellings of [ch] that are found only in a few Italian and German words that still have their Italian and German spellings. In Italian [ch] is regularly spelled <c> or <cc>, and in German it is regularly spelled <tsch>.
[ch] = <c>. In the Italian words cello, concerto, vermicelli, and the greeting ciao [ch] is spelled <c>.
[ch] = <cc>. In the Italian words capriccio and cappuccino, [ch] is spelled <cc>.
[ch] = <tsch>. In the German words kitsch and putsch, [ch] is spelled <tsch>.
3. Sort the words into the groups, depending on whether you think you pronounce them with [sh] or [ch]. There is room here for honest differences of opinion, so we've given you extra blanks:
4. The three most common ways to spell [ch] are _____, _____, and _____.