We have statements, and we have questions. A request made in the form of a statement has a question equivalent. But is that question equivalent implicit, or is it simply a rewording of the statement form? Take the following:
"Please tell me why I sound like a sissy."
This has the question form of:
"Why do I sound like a sissy?"
Is that question form implied within the statement form? I would argue it is not. http://www.merriam-webster.com/ defines imply as:
"to express (something) in an indirect way : to suggest (something) without saying or showing it plainly"
This definition can be interpreted to mean:
Something implied must be identified with knowledge outside of what is only directly stated but based on what is stated - one must add context to what is stated.
That may be stretching it a bit, but if one does not use any logic or outside knowledge to examine the meaning of provided information, other than that needed to identify the direct meaning directly present, one cannot identify anything that is implied.
Here's an example: in the statement form of the quote I provided, one could say that it is implied that the individual requesting the information wants to know said information. It is implied because it is not directly stated in any of the words that the individual requesting actually wants to know; it is suggested, but not directly stated. For all we know, the individual is requesting for someone else. The reason I say that the question form is not implied is because we need no more information (other than the "why do", but that is simply part of forming a question) than what is presented in the statement. We have all the information needed to form a question out of what is provided, but we do not have enough information to state with absolute certainty that the individual requesting the information is the one who actually wants to know said information.
Based on this, I would say that the question form of a statement is not implicit. Am I correct?