Language mispronunciations and counterintuitive pronunciations

In Latin and Greek derived words, why doesn’t the H palatalize the C? Why is there even an H when it has absolutely  no effect on the pronunciation? Why aren’t Deinosuchus and saurischians pronounced deinosutjus/Deinosutʃus (ˌdaɪnəˈsuːtʃəs or ˌdaɪnəˈsjuːəs) and saurishians (sauriʃians), and why isn’t saurischia pronounced sauriʃia, (/sɔːˈrɪʃiə/)? Eschar should be Eshar (Eʃar).

Carcharodon could be Carxarodon as voiceless velar fricative or better Cark͡xarodon with a voiceless velar affricate.

Hipparchus or hipparchicus – why not hippartjicus/Hipparicus?

Guttural CH as in Greek letter chi or German? – how about deinosuΧus? Choreography could be Χoreography. ˌdaɪnəˈsjuːΧəs

Voiceless uvular fricative: Yuck, it’s muck should be Yuχ, it’s muχ! Why isn’t “ck” uvular fricative? I’m not going to mention the four-letter word as in “Thank you so fiχen much!” Voiceless uvular trill might be better for the “ck.”

What’s more yuχy than milk?

Why isn’t Détente pronounced De-ten-tay? French is a Spanish like language!

Why are cup and concur not Qup and conqur?

How could there not be a letter k in Latin or Gaelic?

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