Signs for WHISPER

Meaning: To speak very softly in a soft hushed tone without one's vocal cords, especially for the sake of privacy.

Use mouth morpheme "oo".


How about in the sign language? Of course, Deaf people do whisper in signing.

Related signs: MURMUR, MUMBLE, MUTTER.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture

Deaf people whisper in signing. How?

One is signing low (sometimes below the waist), quick, small, often one-handed. Sometimes, Deaf signers, who know another signed (foreign or native) language, use a combination of whisper and native/foreign signed language or a few foreign signs mixed with current signed language.

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