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When making a statement or declaration, such as "i'm making a kinyan for Ploni", must it be vocalized as a statement, or can it sound like a question (raising the tone at the end a little; hopefully you know what i mean). This is assuming we're not discussing someone who always talks like that.

In other words, must it be recognizable as a statement, or must you merely say the words?

Edit: I'm referring to any kind of statement that changes something's status in Halacha. Some examples: making a kinyan, taking challah, taking trumot and maasrot, etc.

  • "Unclear what you're asking" -- what halachos are impacted by this question? – MTL Dec 4 '14 at 19:35
  • As i said, making a kinyan, for example. Taking challah is also a statement. – Scimonster Dec 4 '14 at 19:42
  • I don't know for certain, but I could definitely imagine that there are different requirements for kinyan and challah....you might want to clarify exactly what your question is. – MTL Dec 4 '14 at 19:46
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    I asked this question to Rabbi Asher Arieli several years ago and he smiled, but didn't have an answer. – Reb Chaim HaQoton Dec 4 '14 at 19:53
  • @Shokhet Any better now? – Scimonster Dec 4 '14 at 20:16

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