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Can somebody explain the purpose of ぉ character in the end of the following sentence?

What part of speech can be assigned to ぉ ?

Can the ending の be glued up with ぉ?


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The のぉ is what we normally write as 「のう」(終助詞/sentence ending particle) which is the archaic version of ねえ. I think it's normally used by older people. dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/228131/m3u/… – user1016 Jan 11 '13 at 15:25
Another link for 「のう」: 大辞林's entry for のう – snailplane Jan 11 '13 at 15:31
Oops.. I tried to paste this link.. まちがえたぁ ヽ(;´Д`)ノ  dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/171200/m1u/%E3%81%AE%E3%81%86 – user1016 Jan 11 '13 at 15:36
@Chocolate Answers are for answers! – Troyen Jan 12 '13 at 1:35
@Troyen あれれ。ごめ~!!>▽< – user1016 Jan 12 '13 at 13:23
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It seems to just be an emphatic, stylistic lengthening of the preceding it.

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The のぉ is what we normally write as 「のう」, one of the sentence ending particles (終助詞). I think it sounds rather archaic, now we think it's only used by older people (but I doubt it's actually used daily anymore... I think we only see it in books, anime or manga...), and younger people don't use it in "normal" conversation. I think it's probably the archaic equivalent for ね/ねえ/ねぇ or maybe な/なあ.
It has a different intonation from the sentence ending particle . Here're my voice recordings ^^
「のう」・・・「やられた↗のう↘。(The subject is probably the hearer.)」
「の」・・・「どうした↘の~↗?(The subject is the hearer.)」--「やられた↘の~↘。(The subject is the speaker.)」

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