I'm measuring the vowels in a whole boatload of recordings of the same item (e.g. 100 recordings of different people saying "my dog") in Praat. I am not very experienced in Praat, but figured out how to use this vowel extraction script by Tyler Kendall. This script requires me to label the vowel in a Textgrid before measuring and I am now trying to be a bit more efficient. What I would like to do:
- for each batch, create one Textgrid / text file with the relevant vowel transcription (e.g. "o")
- then read this Textgrid into Praat as my Textgrid with every single wav file of "dog" I open
- and only adjust the size of the interval containing o according to its place in the actual recording (ie. drag it over the right interval, hit Enter)
- save the Textgrid with the same name as the sound file or at least reset it to its original state (see below)
So 1-3 work well one time: For the first file, I can just adapt the length of the interval. However, for the next file, the interval from the first recording is now in the Textgrid file and whatever I do is just added to it.
Thus, what I write in 4.: Is there an easy way (faster than Save as) to save the Text-grid file, or to revert it to its initial state after measuring, or what would be the best approach?
I am working in Praat 5.3 on a Mac OS X.
Any help is much appreciated!