Close to real time. There’s a lag that’s socially acceptable but it’s really short. I had a bad stutter as a kid. Too many words wanted to pour our at once. Had to slow down vocal muscles and brain. Speech therapist put strawberry paste on the back of my throat for some reason and showed me how to create a little ‘void’ in my head to sort words out quickly before speaking them. The shortest speed of the world is 13ms. Anything shorter than that is instant. Mutliplayer gaming programmers and network engineers try to work with that 13ms as a golden goal to reach when they can.

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Being born with poor hearing, I know this all too well. Fast branching into a context is key. When you lack context, it’s REALLY hard because the branching can go anywhere. But with branching + context, a single syllable can easily branch into a limited set of words to choose from that you then backtrack and change if the context from the heard part of the sentence modifies your earlier expectations. Well, that’s my first time putting into words my daily experience since I was little but there it is.

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