Whispering FAQs:

Q: Is Whispering an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal folds are abducted so that they do not vibrate?

A: Yes, air passes between the arytenoid cartilages to create audible turbulence during speech.

Q: Is Whispering also used to speak to someone quietly in a school especially when a teaching assistant or a support worker in an alternative room is reading questions to someone during an exam?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Whispering generally used quietly, to limit the hearing of speech to listeners who are nearby?

A: Yes, for example, to convey secret information without being overheard or to avoid disturbing others in a quiet place such as a library or place of worship.