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Language software Phonetics Programming

Resonant frequencies and the vocal tract length

This post is about resonant frequencies of a tube, in the context of speech and the neutral vocal configuration. Two formulas are given: the first to calculate the resonant frequencies when the length is known, and second, to calculate the length when the frequency of a formant is known. Finally, there is a real-life example: […]

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CAT Language software

Extending the use of Glossary in Wordfast Classic

For some types of translations translation memory (TM) and fuzzy matching are not very useful, but this does not mean that a CAT application itself is useless. On the contrary, you can work more efficiently with the selective use of the powerful glossary function in Wordfast Classic (WFC). The author of this text has translated […]

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Language software Phonetics Programming

IPA Symbols in R

This post is an example of how to place IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) in R charts. I have achieved that by using the hexadecimal values of the corresponding Unicode symbols. There may be a more direct approach, but I am unaware of one. A plot is created as usual, but the IPA labels are stored […]