Hint: it’s English. How very strange this language can be! This was pointed out to me many years ago with the word “ghoti.”
It’s pronounced “fish.” Do you get it?
‘gh’ as in enough
‘o’ as in women
‘ti’ as in nation
I don’t know why, but I woke up in the middle of last night with this on my mind. I must have been dreaming about writing and reading. We should never criticize somebody whose mother tongue is not English but is trying to learn this crazy language!