heng

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See also: hēng, héng, and hèng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From h + eng.

Noun[edit]

heng (plural not attested)

  1. a character (ꜧ), combining an h and an eng, which stands for the hypothetical phoneme in English which includes both [h] and [ŋ] as its allophones.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

heng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of héng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hèng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.