Emacspeak responding very slow in navigation commands

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I Have recently downloaded and installed emacs and Emacspeak. Everything works fine apart from the fact that Emacspeak does not respond fast enough when I hit a navigation shortcut it needs one second until it starts reading the line word character etc. I didn’t find any solution to that problem anywhere so it would be highly appreciated if someone could help.
Thanks in advance.
macOS version 10.14 Emacs Version 26.3 emacspeak Version 51

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Submitted by Devin Prater on Friday, April 24, 2020

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A fix I've heard is to remove all other voices besides Alex, and have Alex as the default voice. This is particularly a fix, it seems, on machines for which the language is not only English. For further details on setup and usage, see this guide I've put together.

https://gist.github.com/a794a448ccc46e72fca63c932105c043

Submitted by Argiris on Friday, April 24, 2020

In reply to by Devin Prater

Thank you very much!
I just changed the system voice to Alex as indicated in the tutorial and it is working perfectly!