Shouldn't it be pronounced as konnichiha?

Or spelled こんにちわ?

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    It's the same reason the particle wa is spelled は in kana. The sound changed, and when they revised kana spelling to better represent modern pronunciation, they kept a few things like は spelled the old way.
    – user1478
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 0:52

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Are you are talking about 今{こん}日{にち}は?

I guess you can see everything you need by looking at ruby characters above.   

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