Come and Learn ASL! Rhetorical Questions/Community WorkersOn March 12, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Rhetorical questions and you sign it “RH?” Rhetorical questions are not a question. They are actually a statement. Rhetorical questions have many different types. It’s important to keep your eyebrows up. For example: Who, What, Where, Why, How, How many, For-For, How much. I do want to emphasize that rhetorical questions, and WH questions are completely different. WH questions, if i was to pose a question to somebody, looking for a response, I have to have my eyebrows furrowed and my head tilted forward. Rhetorical questions, you need your eyebrows up and your head tilted forward. In spoken English, they use the word “because”, whereas an ASL, we tend to sign “why”. Let me give you an example.