Used between two platalized ("slender") consonants:
Used between a broad and a slender consonant:
Used between a slender and a broad consonant:
English does not have many tetragraphs. However, when one of the elements in a sequence of digraphs is silent, such as may be are found in word-initial position in Greek or Russian loanwords, such cases might be confused with tetragraphs:
⟨chth⟩ is pronounced /θ/ or /kθ/ in chthonian and related words. When not initial, as in autochthonous, it is always pronounced /kθ/.
⟨phth⟩ is pronounced /θ/ or /fθ/ in such words as phthisis. When not initial, as in naphthol or diphthong, it is pronounced /fθ/ or with some people /pθ/.
⟨shch⟩ is used as the transcription of the Cyrillic letter Щ. It is usually read as a sequence of digraphs, /ʃ.t͡ʃ/ or /s.t͡ʃ/. However, when initial, as in shcherbakovite, the second element is silent: /ʃɜrbəˈkɒvaɪt/.
For a long time he's been lucky man No difference if it's good or bad The trigger's his - the orders others No way to stop the final blow The message: here ya go The countdown's on a roll War against the world All systems deadly armed Machine, man, all in one They're all oblivious to the crime Braindead hero Braindead hero - out of the sun he comes Braindead hero Braindead hero - feel the blazing guns Now we got to blow his circuitry Drain the poison from his veins Degenerate - corrupt his memories Fire at will - just do or die The message: here ya go The countdown's on a roll War against the world All systems deadly armed Machine, man, all in one They're all oblivious to the crime Braindead hero Braindead hero -like a hammer from the sky Braindead hero Braindead hero - supersonic cry You better stay just where you are Consequences in the fire Braindead hero Braindead hero - out of the sun he comes Braindead hero