Dictation issues: macOS Mojave

Jun 14, 2019 9:04PM PDT

I updated my 2015 Mac Pro recently and I have very quickly noticed that the dictation function is playing up. When I select a word and then the 'start speaking' option it doesn't respond at all. I have tried all the suggestions online but nothing works. Also when I go on system preferences - accessibility - speech - and then select a preferred voice it seems to delete each one as I go through them...?

Is anyone else having this issue or is it something I should be concerned about? I actually used the 'start speaking' right click option a lot and would really love to get this sorted!

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Try these
Jun 24, 2019 3:51AM PDT

Turn Dictation off, reboot, then turn it back on.
- Instead of using the right-click option, try using the shortcut (Fn pressed twice).
- Redownload the language pack by deleting the languages on this folder: /Library/Speech/Recognizers/SpeechRecognitionCoreLanguages/
- Reset the voice recognition feature.

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Basic Steps
Aug 2, 2019 3:45AM PDT

I was having the same problem what i did was
1. Restarted my Mac
2. Used the shortcut for using dictation mode "TWO TIMES Fn KEY PRESS" to start recording
3. Used it once to stop recording.
One thing i noticed is the speed at which you are speaking and dictating the system. most times when i speak the whole sentence then the system writes it after maybe 5-10 seconds delay.

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