Can someone who has a damaged larynx, which does not allow them to talk, still create a tune when they whistle?
I know that the larynx is what allows a person to manipulate their pitch and volume, but whistling sounds are just air making a noise as they are through the lips.
Would a person with a damaged larynx be able to whistle physically, but it would just be a toneless noise?
If this is so, is there any situation where a human would not be able to talk, but could still whistle with a tune and understand the speech of others perfectly? (i.e. having not suffered brain damage or are deaf)