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Allophone


An allophone is a phonetic variant of a phoneme in a particular language. In phonology, an allophone (from the Greek: állos, "other") is one of a set of multiple possible spoken sounds (or phones) used to pronounce a single phoneme.[1] For example, [pʰ] (as in pin) and [p] (as in spin) are allophones for the phoneme /p/ in the English language.

Examples (English)
          [p] and [pH] are allophones of the phoneme /p/.
          [t] and [tH] are allophones of the phoneme /t/.

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