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On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:09:36 -0700, Elliott Lash <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Nenets is an example of a natlang where [N] and [h] are allophones:
>
>peh-  'put'  >   penga  <subjunctive 3rd singular>
>weh- 'dog'  >   wengd@ <two dogs> (nominative dual)
>
>In fact, [n] and [h] are also allophones:
>
>wh- 'tundra'   >  wnt@h  <dative singular>
>
>Essentially, you find [h] at the end of the word and [N] or [n] before a
consonant.

But <h> isn't [h] in that Nenets orthography, it's [?].  <q> is also [?]. 
For sandhi reasons it's useful to distinguish two kinds of [?]: <h> goes to
nasals before stops and zero before sonorants, <q> to zero before stops and
still [?] before sonorants.  (Accordingly you probably can't call [?] and
nasals allophones; not every [?] is related to nasals.)

Alex