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Record and play back utterances as electronic audio

Ideally, the tool would also provide a way to clean up the recording.

SayMore

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Recording speakers of the world’s languages is fun and rewarding, but keeping all the resulting files and meta data organized?  SayMore makes that part fun, too.

Praat

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This program allows the user to perform various kinds phonetic studies (e.g., spectral, pitch, or formant analysis; segmenting and labeling of a sound file; speech synthesis; perform listening experiments; perform statistical analyses, etc.).  For more detailed information, please visit the website.

 

 

WeSay

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WeSay helps non-linguists build a dictionary in their own language. It has various ways to help native speakers to think of words in their language and enter some basic data about them. The program is customizable and task-oriented, giving the advisor the ability to turn on/off tasks as needed and as the user receives training for those tasks. WeSay uses a standard xml format, so data can be exchanged with linguist-oriented tools like FieldWorks. Team members can collaborate via USB flash drive, email, and via network connections.

Audacity

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An audio editor that runs on all major platforms. It is oriented more toward music than phonetics and has only limited analysis tools. However, it can do noise reduction and has some useful editing tools, including the ability to modify individual samples and to change the amplitude envelope.

Speech Analyzer

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Speech Analyzer is a computer program for acoustic analysis of speech sounds. You can use it to do the following tasks:

  • Perform fundamental frequency, spectrographic and spectral analysis, and duration measurements.
  • Add phonemic, orthographic, tone, and gloss transcriptions to phonetic transcriptions in an interlinear format.
  • Perform ethnomusicological analysis of music recordings.
  • Use slowed playback, repeat loops and overlays to assist with perception and mimicry of sounds for language learning.

FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer)

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

FieldWorks consists of software tools that help you manage linguistic and cultural data. FieldWorks supports tasks ranging from the initial entry of collected data through to the preparation of data for publication, including:

  • dictionary development
  • interlinearization of texts
  • cultural records
  • bulk editing of many fields
  • morphological analysis