Internal language unawareness

I am thinking of a word, universally admitted to be English, that has the letters S and H together, but which is never pronounced as if it contains the [ʃ] phoneme.

It’s “dishonesty”. I noticed it some time ago by accident as yet another annoyance in the English language for persons trying its orthography.

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