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Has anyone studied frum gestures (vocal and physical)?

I grew up in a frum environment (my parents were baalei tshuva who sort of fried out themselves right around the time I hit puberty). But one thing I remember from growing up in a toiradike environment are the particular vocal/tonal expressions and hand gestures associated with orthodox ashkenazi jews.

As I recall these are mostly associated with actual learning, but because of their familiarity have a way of seeping into everyday secular life. It’s hard for me to indicate what I’m talking about without recording myself, but here’s a try:

By vocal gestures, I mean the rhythmic and tonal patterns there are for doing certain things when talking. Like the sing-songy way you can ask a question, or give an explanation, or the more elaborate sing-songy way you can ask a rhetorical question for the purpose of answering it. The last one is probably the best example of the sort of thing I have in mind. You may have learned ma nishtana to this tune.

Hand gestures are easier to indicate. Probably the most distinctive one is the thumb dip/swoop while giving a particularly deep explanation. Another one is bringing the tips of the fingers together palm-up, then bringing both hands together and shaking to ask a particularly vexing question. There are many others.

Hopefully I’ve indicated the kind of gestures I have in mind. Forgive me for calling the vocal rhythm/tone patterns ‘gestures’, if that’s an odd manner of speaking. Now my question is, has anyone tried to compile a list of these gestures, and make a study of their meaning and how jews use them? At minimum recorded some of these? This would seem to be an interesting subject for an ethnographic study, since I’ve never encountered these things outside of the frum velt. If nothing else such a thing would be very useful to baalei tshuva.

Thanks for reading.

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