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Hashem is the master of existence and in essence, existence itself. He can manipulate any aspect of the world. Soundwaves are one aspect of physical existence, and as far as I know, they can only travel through a physical medium. So if we were to simply take your question at face value without any further assumptions, it wouldn't make sense for sound to ...
You seem to be basing your supposition that the universe may have been created by sound waves on the fact that Gensis 1:3 has "ויאמר אלקים", literally "God said". While I don't claim to understand what that means precisely, it doesn't seem to involve sound waves. Allow me to quote some of the commentary on that phrase, in my own loose translation: Ibn Ezra: ...
No. Interesting reasoning, but I don't think it makes much sense. First of all, sound can't exist without matter. Sound itself isn't an actual "thing", but a vibration that propagates as a wave of pressure in a medium (like air). Just like ripples can't exist without the water, sound can't exist without the matter.
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