Hi all. For some time now, I've noticed that VoiceOver will sometimes pause mid-word, as if it believes there is a space or punctuation mark in the middle of the word. For example, the word communication might be mispronounced as communic, ation. I'm on current Monterey 12.5.1, and I believe this issue has existed since 12.5 but can't say for certain.
The problem occurs while reading news articles in Safari with reader view. To attempt to reproduce the issue, find a web page with a news article. Turn on reader view with Command+Shift+R. Navigate to the first heading with VO+Command+H. Then start reading with VO+A. Listen closely as VoiceOver reads the page, and after some time, you'll hear a broken word.
The issue is rare, but when it occurs, it is very repeatable. When you hear a broken word, use VO+Left and Right Arrow to read the paragraph again. The problem goes away when using the navigation keys (the broken word is pronounced correctly). However, read the same paragraph with VO+A and the word will again be mispronounced.
In my limited testing, the problem occurs with both Alex and Allison, so does not appear to be voice-specific.
Anyone else hearing this problem? I'm particularly interested in knowing if it has been resolved in the latest beta.