ARTICLES OF AN ADVOCATE: Chapter - 2 - Dumb witness :- sec.119 of evidence act says A witness who is unable to speak may give his evidence in any other manner in which he can make it intelligible, as by writing or by signs; but such writing must be written and the signs made in open Court. Evidence so given shall be deemed to be oral evidence. His signs - how to record his signs. whether court has to record his signs or the meaning of his signs or the interpretations of his signs. interpretations - who is competent to interpret his signs. how to deal with untrained dumb witness.