Praat: doing phonetics by computer
Download Praat:
   * Macintosh, Windows
   * Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromebook
   * ( FreeBSD, SGI, Solaris, HPUX )
   * license and source code
Information on Praat:
   * Introductory tutorial: choose Intro from Praat’s Help menus.
   * Extensive manuals and tutorials: in Praat’s Help menus.
   * Beginner’s manuals by others.
   * Paul Boersma’s publications on algorithms and tutorials.
The authors:
   Paul Boersma and David Weenink   
Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam
visiting: Spuistraat 134
mail: P.O. Box 1642, 1000BP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Questions, problems, solutions:
   1. Many problems can be solved by upgrading to version 6.4.13 of Praat.
   2. Make sure you have read the Intro from Praat’s Help menu.
   3. If that does not help, use the Search button in Praat’s manual window.
   4. Or consult the Frequently Asked Questions directly.
   5. There is a user group on the Internet: the Praat User List.
   6. If none of the above helps, you can send email to


The following gives you an idea of the features of the Praat program. The links take you into the web copy of the manual. The same manual is also available from Praat's Help menus, in which case you can do searches.

Speech analysis:

Speech synthesis:

Listening experiments:

Labelling and segmentation:

Speech manipulation:

Learning algorithms:


Graphics: Programmability:
Portability: Configurability:

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