F0 Praat

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The pitch correlates of tones are relatively easy for Praat to identify, as its instrumentally observable correspondence is the fundamental frequency (F0) of a sound. Praat can extract the fundamental frequency as well as other frequencies (formants) that are important for various vowels.

Center of the vowel over which F0 should be averaged (so it will no longer be hard-coded at 50%). Very Difficult: Also have the form request a positive integer value giving the number of evenly spaced points through the vowel at which F0 measurements should be taken. This will require a lot of adaptations and the use of Praat's 'fake arrays'. Open the txt file in your preferred text editor (like TextPad). Read through it and tinker with it however you wish. Open Praat (and any required sound objects) and click 'Praat' - 'New Praat script'. Copy the text of the script into the Praat scrip window and press ctrl+R. Praat is a computer program for analysing, synthesizing and manipulating speech and other sounds, and for creating publication-quality graphics. It is open source, and available free of charge for all major computer platforms (MacOS, Windows, Linux), on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Praat (/ prɑːt /; Dutch: praːt (listen), 'talk') is a free computer software package for speech analysis in phonetics. It was designed, and continues to be developed, by Paul Boersma and David Weenink of the University of Amsterdam.

The Synthesis tool can be used to synthesize F0 contours from parameters.txt and related annotation files. It will generate F0 contours and embed them into Praat Manipulation objects corresponding to each input file.

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Synthesis from templates
1. Open Praat and click on the menu Praat -> PENTAtrainer2 -> Synthesize

2. Choose the working directory. The program will synthesize speech corresponding to each utterances that were annotated and learned via PENTAtrainer2 in the previous steps.

3. Customize the synthesis options. Users can use the Synthesis tool in either an interactive mode by selecting Interactive View or an automatic processing mode by selecting Process all files without pause. If users select the second option, Synthesis tool will automatically synthesize F0 contours of all corresponding input. In this case, users can tick Inspect Manipulation so that the program insert synthetic F0 contours to the corresponding Praat Manipulation object for later inspection. The subsequent step in this documentation will concern with the first option, Interactive View.

4. Once users click Start, the program will display the interactive Synthesis window. On this window, user can inspect synthesized F0 contours both visually and perceptually. Users can move through the corpus by using the control panel on the top (Previous, Next). Users can play original and synthesized sounds by clicking the buttons on the control panel (Play original, Play resynthesis). Users can also zoom into the contours by using the zoom and arrow buttons. The list of communicative functions are displayed after the F0 contours.

Developer(s)Paul Boersma and David Weenink
Initial release1991[1]
Stable release
Written inC, C++, Objective-C
Operating systemWindows, Linux, Macintosh, FreeBSD, Solaris
Available inEnglish
TypeFree software

Praat (/prɑːt/; Dutch: [praːt](listen), 'talk') is a freecomputer software package for speech analysis in phonetics.[4] It was designed, and continues to be developed, by Paul Boersma and David Weenink of the University of Amsterdam. It can run on a wide range of operating systems, including various versions of Unix, Linux, Mac and Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10). The program supports speech synthesis, including articulatory synthesis.

Version history[edit]


Praat icon until 2020
3.15 December 1995
4.015 October 2001
4.15 June 2003Mac OS X edition, More than 99 percent of the source code distributed under the General Public Licence.
5.010 December 2007
5.131 January 2009
5.229 October 2010
5.315 October 2011
5.44 October 2014
6.028 October 2015
6.113 July 2019


  1. ^Boersma, Paul; van Heuven, Vincent (2001). 'Speak and unSpeak with Praat'(PDF). Glot International. 5 (9/10): 341–347.
  2. ^'Release 6.1.41'. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^'License'. Phonetic Sciences Praat. Retrieved 3 September 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^'Praat: doing phonetics by computer'. Retrieved 20 September 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  • Praat: doing Phonetics by Computer — Official site
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