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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 […]

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Language software Phonetics Programming

Checking Praat’s TextGrids in Python

A TextGrid file contains data about intervals, segments, times etc. of the corresponding signal file (audio in wav, mp3, aif…). Because grids are in plain-text  – they can be analysed / checked / extracted  automatically, or parsed. In case you are a linguist/phonetician you might be using Praat, a small, but very powerful, programme for […]

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FONRYE English Dictionary: Phonetic and Syllable Search

It’s not always possible to find a good searchable phonetic dictionary. That is why I created a free and open source program that searches phonetically transcribed words and filters the results against some basic rules. It uses BEEP and Moby Hyphenator II sources. Download: FONRYE 0.3.3 (2.2 MB) In this post: why phonetic dictionary search, […]