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A name given to a hypothetical phoneme of English, realized as [h] when preceding a stressed vowel and [ŋ] elsewhere. (Stress must be specified: although [h] mostly occurs word-initially and [ŋ] mostly word-finally, both sounds can occur intervocally, as in ahead, and singing.) Tho a possible analysis, native speaker intuition does not quite agree with this. This concept thus serves as an example that complementary distribution does not necessarily imply that two phones should be considered allophones.