Monthly Archives: November 2014

Understanding speech analysis software

In this post, I’m going to explain all the different parts of a Speech Analysis window in WaveSurfer. Going from the top, there’s a waveform (波形 in Japanese), and that shows the wave of sound in the air that the

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Sophia students! These videos are for you.

IHere are two videos I made for classes at Sophia. This first one explains some basic ideas in phonetics: source-filter theory and formant frequencies. The second one explains how to make your own vowel chart. You can download the chart

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My web-based training app: Listening Quest!

I finally finished programming my web training app, Listening Quest! If English is your second (or third or fourth or fifth) language, please give it a try, and see if you can improve your listening. And teachers, please tell your

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