The stem of the T was originally a mole leading to an island (Pharos) which formed the cross-piece.
In the middle of words when t precedes a palatal sound like i (y) which is not syllabic, it coalesces with it into the sound of sh as in position, nation, &c. The change to a sibilant in these cases took place in late Latin, but in Middle English the i following the t was still pronounced as a separate syllable.
(I.) The Method Corresponding To The Expression Cr T Was Adopted By Joule And By Most Of The Early Experimentalists.
They both loved many of the same things â€“ riding, playing soccer on the front lawn, and fishing in the creek. t was nearly an hour before she returned with Destiny.
I t was also reported that overgrown brambles and hedges were also a problem on the roadside.