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Praat (the Dutch word for "talk" or "speak") is a free scientific computer software package for the analysis of speech in phonetics

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Praat: How does pitch floor affect number of frames?

With reference to the documentation for the ToPitch function, http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/manual/Sound__To_Pitch___.html pitch floor will determine the length of the analysis window, and always ...
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Praat: Interpretation of row number when inspecting sound file

When I inspect a sound file in Praat, I see the following picture: I understand that Praat creates a ny x nx matrix using these values, and that 'nx' refers to the number of frames in the WAV file. ...
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How does Praat map quantized values to frequency statistics?

I'm working with 16-bit WAV files. As far as I understand, amplitude is measured at a sampling rate of 44100 samples/second (i.e. Hertz), with each sample being represented as binary data through ...
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Are there any standards for the manual modification of fundamental frequencies in Praat?

While analysing pitches with Praat, I'm often faced with the problem, which is, I must modify the F0 data manually since there are always some octave up points or other points which is impossible to ...
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Small differences between manual and automatic formants measurements

After the implementing of the Praat script where formants was measured automatically, I found an small differences between manual and automatically measured formants. Who knows, why this ...
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praat script errors

I have a praat script: #!/usr/bin/praat --run form Add VOT sentence Filename_of_textgrid /mount/arbeitsdaten31/studenten1/vernonhn/Thesis/MASTER_code/autovot-master/experiments/data/ALC/train/...
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Should I include this piece in the vowel? [spectrogram]

I'm trying to measure vowel length in 'beat", utterance-final. Should I place the marker where it is now or further to the right, as there is some activity there?
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Voicing Into Closure? [segmentation, waveform and spectrogram form Praat]

I'm wondering for how long the voicing persists into closure here, if at all. At about 50% into the closure I would say it's noise only from there on, nevermind F1. But what about the oscillations ...
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How to synthesize French vowels

I am trying to synthesize the French vowels [o] and [ɔ] for running a perception experiment. I have been using the Praat Vocal Toolkit and got pretty nice results with the following formant values: F1(...
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Selection of last x objects

I am new to praat scripting and was wondering whether there is a way to select the last two objects within the objects windows (so I can merge them in the next step). Selecting by name does not work ...
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Interactive class exercises with Praat

I’m teaching a seminar crash course in linguistics to first year undergrads next term. It’s just 3 one hour lectures, and should be fun and engaging. I want it to be hands-on, and give students a ...
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Praat pitch and intensity and what they mean

I am trying to use Praat to categorize languages. I am however quite new to the world of linguistics and I have therefore a few questions about pitch and intensity. What does the pitch of Praat ...
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Experience with PENTATrainer?

I recently discovered the PentaTrainer scripts and PentaTrainer2 plug-in for Praat. These are potentially very useful to me and it's great that all of the underlying work has been made available like ...
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save all file in window objects praat

I have some files. wav in the object window, how can I save them automatically? I found this script but I get an error: directoryName$ = chooseDirectory$: "Choose a directory to save all the new ...
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Identifying phonemic boundaries in Praat

I am trying to segment some connected speech in Praat, and want to get the boundaries between phonemes as accurate as possible. I am finding that in many cases, one sound blends into another and it's ...
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Praat script to extract .wav and corresponding TextGrid for all tokens of a specific word

I'm not competent in Praat scripting and am wondering if someone could help me with what I believe should be a pretty simple task. I'm looking to extract .wav and TextGrids for all tokens of a given ...
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Praat fixed$ function

I am writing a praat script to segment a file, but also add padded boundaries. When I use the following line: start = 9.17 paddedStart = fixed$(start - 0.200, 3) I get the error "Found a string ...
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Praat: Automatic Formant Extraction by time step

I am performing some large-corpus analyses in Praat and have been extracting formant (F1, F2, F3) values at every 10% interval for my textgrids, but have decided that a much more even-handed measure ...
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Number in the upper lefthand corner of Praat soundwave

What does the number in the purple box (0.4649) indicate? I always thought it was a measurement of amplitude, but when I get the RMS amplitude of the highlighted selection, Praat returns a value of 0....
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How to convert CHAT to TextGrid in a batch?

Siarad corpus is a corpus of spoken Welsh (~40 hours, all transcribed, glossed and translated!). I want to analyze some conversations using Praat. Praat uses the TextGrid format, but the Siarad corpus ...
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What factors can be involved and make a compensation when different heights don't make difference among vowels?

I found out the problem in my German recording. I knew I had to open my mouth a bit more when I pronounce an /e/ than in /i/, and I did so. But when I analyzed them in a spectrum, they got all ...
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Extract time from frames in LPC objects

I want to take other acoustic measurements (voicing, F0, RMS, tilt) at the same time as the frames of my LPC coefficients. Is there a way to extract the exact times that Praat is using to find the LPC ...
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Looking for vowels (in phoneme tier, 2) within specific words(in word tier, 1) in Praat textgrid

How can I extract specific vowels in a phoneme tier within a word in the word tier? I'm not sure how to limit my search to just the words I found previously in the word tier. Is it possible? Thank you!...
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Extracting LPC coefficients in Praat

How can I extract a matrix of LPC coefficients and frames from a created LPC object using a Praat script? (Or, if I can figure it out using the menu buttons, I can figure out how to script it..) I've ...
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Precise timing measurement in Praat / .wav files

When analyzing .wav files in Praat, total time duration and target speech segments are represented down to 6 decimals. For example: 154.900000 seconds (borrowed from a Google image screenshot). ...
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Learning control over formants and sounds energy distributions

Using spectograms like Praat and Chrome Musiclabs Spectogram. I discovered that I can control my first formant by moving my tongue between front to back by consciously moving between the vowel [u] [ae]...
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Praat will not recognize regular expressions

I'm having an issue with a Praat script. I would like to define the labels I want to define the label I want to look for with a regular expression like this: if label$ = "[AEIOU].." However, Praat ...
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Get Praat version in script

Is there a command in the Praat scripting language that will get the user's current Praat version? The reason I ask is that I want to distribute a script that uses vectors, but since vectors were only ...
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Is there an instructive image where I can see a spectrum and a spectrogram, side-by-side?

I’m sometimes confused about representations of speech sounds. Even if I know a spectrum is 2D and a spectrogram is 3D, and the axes are different, I often struggle to figure our what I’m looking at....
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Power in Center of Gravity

I am writing a Praat script to measure center of gravity in fricatives. I don't understand what the difference is in the power values. The manual says "Common values are 2, 1, or 2/3", but I don't ...
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How to determine formants from a waveform if given time on the horizontal axis and amplitude on the vertical axis?

I know this is probably a really simple question, but just help me out I am very desperate? How to determine formants from a waveform if given time on the horizontal axis and amplitude on the ...
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How can I remove the red dashed lines of the cursor in Praat?

I am writing a conference paper where I want to include the PRAAT analyses of some spoken sentences (I will use screenshots), but I cannot get rid of the red cursor lines. Is there a way to deactivate ...
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In what sense if f0 not an objective measurement?

I always assumed a dichotomy between f0 and pitch, such that the former is objective/physical whilst the latter is subjective/mental. Then, I was introduced to this presentation and article. ...
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coding t realisations English: how to do it objectively? any tips?

For my MA thesis, among other things, I am coding the realisations of /t/ in English, by L2 speakers, as: 1) "normal" t, or 2) flapped, d-like t, 3) missing t, and 4) glottalised t. While I have ...
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What is the difference between formant frequencies and pitch frequency?

Sorry if this question sounds a bit basic. I haven’t had a solid grounding in phonology/phonetics yet so I am a bit confused about these concepts. We’re trying to build a model which studies certain ...
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How to read a value from the Spectrum Slice of Praat

I am trying to view the spectral slice of a point using the Praat Script. I have successfully generated the slice and moved the cursor to the required point but I don't know how to get the energy ...
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Praat Script: How to Reverse Selected Sound File?

I want to reverse a sound file using Praat. I tried to figure out the way to do it and found that there's a shortcut Ctrl+R in the Edit menu. but I want to do the same thing using the script. ...
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Drawing labels on a Praat Sound plot

What commands do I need in a Praat script to draw labels for the minimum and maximum of a Sound object?
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cut middle portion of the vowel using praat script

I have several speech files. In each file a vowel is annotated. I want to cut the half portion of this vowel and save it in another file. In order to do this, I am cutting the vowel in 4 parts. Then I ...
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Praat shows Chinese characters as blocks?

I'm using Praat for the first time. When I try to annotate a Chinese speech segment, for some reason the Chinese characters I entered all get displayed as blocks in the corresponding tier: I'm on ...
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How to apply Remove Noise filter in Praat Script?

I am a beginner of Praat and I need to apply the Remove noise... filter on a file using the Praat script. My Code: filePath$ = dirPath$+"/"+fileName$+".wav"; sound = Read from file... 'filePath$' ...
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How to read Spectrograms using Praat Script

I am new to Praat and trying to read the spectrograms of different sound files using these videos. I am learning to read the specrograms using the UI of Praat but I am unable to find any way through ...
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How to identify the English \t\ consonant in sound recordings?

I am trying to recognize the consonants in a word i.e. if the word spoken is tap, using different tools like Praat or MATLAB etc. I want to implement a system to ensure that the first letter spoken ...
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How to find amplitude values on each time unit in a sound file

I am new to Praat and tryingt to get the selected region in Praat script using the the amplitude values i.e. when amplitude gets larger than a threshold then I should start capturing the region and ...
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Saving edited text grids with Praat script

I have a praat script that creates text grids, zooms in to a specific time, and then pauses to allow me to annotate the text grid. However, there are multiple instances in each sound file that need ...
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Praat: CPP from modified .Manipulation file

I am working with dysphonic speech and Praat's automated pulse detection algorithm is inadequate, so I manually correct the placement of pulses using .Manipulation files. My ultimate goal is to ...
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Matching Textgrid transcript to sound in Praat

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 ...
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How to add a spectrogram to a paper

I would like to include some examples of spectrograms in a paper I am writing. What are some of the ways to get a picture to include? I thought it might be the "draw" feature in Praat but it doesn't ...
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Is there any way to draw a pitch track, sound wave, and annotation in Praat?

I can draw a combination of a Sound and a TextGrid, and the combination of a Pitch and a TextGrid, but I cannot draw the combination of all three, like it appears in the editor window. Is this a ...
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Stop praat from removing zeros

I am relatively new to praat, and I have written a praat script that segments a larger file into smaller files based on a procedure: @instance: "sbc001", 756.00, 758.70 procedure instance: .sound$, ....