Phonetics are basically a way to show pronunciation. Someone who actually knows what phonetics, correct me if I'm wrong. If I'm right, there you go!
The H is not silent. But not very distinct either. It should be a bit like "houn".
Could think of hon like honey, and picture a guy calling his wife honey,
And han rhymes with man. And is very similar to the word too.
I accidentally wrote hon ätee and it didn't mark it wrong or say there was a typo...