Your experience meshes with what I remember when playing with this a long while back. Although screen readers definitely generate speech, they are not dedicated speech generating devices, and thus don't generally have capabilities for "the dramatic pause" built in. Admittedly, the need is relatively rare, but it would be nice if this could be done with ease.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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