A whisper mark. Yes, good idea!!
Perhaps it should look something like a tilda ~ ?? Coming at the reader softly and sideways instead of with a bang at the end.
Maybe it should be at the beginning and the end of the sentence to put the reader in the proper, tender, whispery frame of mind for what lies ahead.
~talk to you soon, Brendon~
To which I replied there, and I repeat it here:
I think that a whisper mark is not only a good idea, but also kinda sexy. It would easily be the most romantic punctuation mark, unless you consider the exclamation point romantic - I think it's raunchy, not romantic.
I like the Spanish punctuation approach you describe for the whisper mark, like putting the question mark upside down before the sentence... perhaps the whisper mark would be upside down before the sentence and right-side up after.
The whisper mark could be a tilde, I like the gentle "s" curve of it, sort of a reminder of saying "sssshhh" for quiet. Soft. Sibilant. Sexy. Seductive.
I like it, but I'm hoping for an altogether new typographical sign for it.
Anyone else have ideas for how it should look?
How about the manner in which it should be used?
Also, what should it be called?
Please chime in.
So, how do you want this to work? Get in on the ground floor of a daring new punctuational creation! (Sorry for the raunchy mark at the end there; I'm just too excited by the proceedings.)