I like to think of the letters as people with their own personalities. Once you get to know them you can predict how they are going to behave in different situations.
So with that in mind let me introduce you to a few interesting people:
It likes to hang out with its best friend D. They are good friends and make sounds that are closer to each other than the English sounds.
When it gets around the slender vowels it makes a 'ch' sound.