Praat is Dutch for "talk." It's also the name of this lab-quality phonetics freeware that can record and analyze speech sounds in mono or stereo. While it's not difficult for lay users to pick up, it's designed for linguists and students of linguistics as well as other scientists and researchers who need to analyze human speech. It supports speech synthesis, including articulatory synthesis. It also creates high-quality images of data suitable for publication.
Praat's interface consists of two parts, Praat Objects and Praat Picture. We started by opening the Help file, which offers an … Read more