weird pauses in text fields

macOS and Mac Apps

My mac has recently begun speaking in pauses lately. especially in text fields, when something seems to be misspelled, or when something is highlighted, such as in code. There is no extra beeping or anything, just a weird pause. like.
Hello friends, how. aer. you. so it'll pause in aer because it's misspelled, which is very weird.

Does anyone know how to fix this?