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What is the difference between formant frequencies and pitch frequency?

Yes, F0 (the fundamental frequency) is the acoustic correlate of pitch (which is a perceptual concept). The fundamental frequency F0 is also the first harmonic H1 of the sound. If F0 is 100 Hz, the ...
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Identifying phonemic boundaries in Praat

There are enough criteria that the decision is unprincipled, that is, there isn't some unquestionable principle that you can use to deduce where the lines must go, if you are looking for phoneme ...
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How to add a spectrogram to a paper

You just need the correct Praat command: "Paint visible spectrogram...". Here is the relevant manual page: http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/manual/Intro_3_4__Printing_the_spectrogram.html
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Number in the upper lefthand corner of Praat soundwave

You was thinking correctly, it is just that this value is the highest amplitude of your visible signal on the window. Whereas RMS (Root Mean Square), like its name indicates it, takes into ...
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Voicing Into Closure? [segmentation, waveform and spectrogram form Praat]

Your spectrogram is not clear. You should use a narrow-band spectrogram to see formants efficiently. So change your settings. To obtain this visualisation, you should use a small window length as it ...
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Is there a UHD/4k version of Praat?

Praat only has versions for different OSs and not cor particular hardware. If it doesn't work in version 6.1.08, then... you could try to figure out how to change the display routine. Or mention it to ...
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Get Praat version in script

This line echoes the script version: echo 'praatVersion$'. If you want to check for the current version you sound do: versionPraat$ = left$(praatVersion$, (rindex(praatVersion$, ".")-1)); ...
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What is the difference between formant frequencies and pitch frequency?

There is a limited sense in which F0 (which is the acoustic property perceived as pitch) and F1-F5 are not independent, which is that if you have a tiny larynx (high F0), given the nature of human ...
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coding t realisations English: how to do it objectively? any tips?

Describing a /t/ as "glottalized" without including an alternative "glottal stop" may be unwise, because it invites confusion between between a /t/ pronounced like an ordinary [t] but with ...
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annonation file from xwaves to praat

Praat has already a parser that can read Xwaves file. Open/Read > Read from special tier file > Read IntervalTier from Xwaves Then these labels can be transferred into TextGrid file. New > Create ...
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Getting some mess when trying to "draw" a textgrid file in Praat

Pursuant to comments: whenever you use Draw in Praat, always Erase first, since otherwise it uses the previous drawing.
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How to read a value from the Spectrum Slice of Praat

There is no straightforward way for extracting the power in db/Hz from a Spectrum, but you could use this workaround: form Get db/Hz from Spectrum slice comment Enter time in seconds: real ...
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coding t realisations English: how to do it objectively? any tips?

The problem with this is that what you are looking at can be described in terms of a gradient (from the full form to the missing t), but in reality there is no single phonetic measure along which the ...
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Extracting LPC coefficients in Praat

With an LPC object selected, you can Save as text file, likewise with a Matrix object created by Down.
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Precise timing measurement in Praat / .wav files

The bottom-line positive answer is "there's nothing to worry about". More specifically, though, a bit of background on digital technology will clarify how the question is somewhat misconceived. ...
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How to determine formants from a waveform if given time on the horizontal axis and amplitude on the vertical axis?

You almost certainly do not want to compute the formants yourself (complex programming, way too long to describe here). If you can see a waveform in Praat, having selected a sound object and you ...
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In what sense if f0 not an objective measurement?

The presentation is not challenging "the existence of f0 itself". It is saying that tone is not just pitch (true) and that pitch is not just f0 (true). Tone, in the sense that is being used there, ...
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Extract time from frames in LPC objects

I believe that the answer is, "it's about in the middle". The LPC listing gives you a value for x1 which might be 0.02548848046722024, given a selected window length of .025. xmax might be ....
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Praat fixed$ function

I figured it out. fixed$ creates a string, not a number. So, if you use the number function, a number is returned. Ex: number(fixed$(start - 0.200, 3))
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Praat pitch and intensity and what they mean

The thing labeled "pitch" is actually fundamental frequency (F0), so what Praat displays is an approximation of the rate at which the vocal folds vibrate in producing a certain sound. "Pitch" is a ...
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Interactive class exercises with Praat

How about this: 1. In class, ask them to record themselves, and segment all phonemes, so you can teach them how to do that. 2. As homework, they can record someone else or themselves, then they can ...
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How to synthesize French vowels

I'm not familiar with this toolkit, but given your description my suggestion would be to check formant bandwidths. You are creating rounded vowels, and formant bandwidths are correlated with the ...
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Praat, R, or something else for phonetic analysis?

In Phonetics, there are three steps needed in order to process and analyse your data: segmenting(/labelling), numerical analysis and data visualisation. Each of these steps can be carried out ...
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Distinguishing between [s] and [ʪ] in spectrogram

You will probably have to dig elsewhere to find actual data on lateral lisps. One large caveat is that you can't compare children and adults, and the data on characteristic properties of phonemes will ...
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Extracting duration values of silence and sound intervals

The simplest form of extracting is to save the text grid and find the start and end values for each frame. You will be reading a series of "intervals" numbered 1 to N, looking at the "text" value in ...
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Citing Praat script APA

You'll find a lot of advice I gave in this Academia Stack Exchange answer useful, though it relates to R scripts and LaTeX. Unless the script is available from a very stable repository, only citing ...
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Is it possible to convert a long sound file to mono on Praat?

You can save a channel as WAV, AIFF, etc then re-open the single-channel file.
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Unmoving F1 / formant below F1?

This is H0, or, the fundamental. Looking at a spectral slice (at various positions) and comparing the computed F0, you can see that this happens at about 230 Hz. The prominence of the fundamental is a ...
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Number in the upper lefthand corner of Praat soundwave

It appears that this is the maximum and minimum air pressure level within the window (where the link says "There are two numbers shown on the left side"). The corresponding Praat manual on sound ...
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What factors can be involved and make a compensation when different heights don't make difference among vowels?

Height doesn't depend on how open or closed the jaw is, but on how close the tongue is to the roof of the mouth. Try pronouncing [a] versus [i] with your mouth wide open, then again with your teeth ...
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