I was wondering about something that occurs in Japanese I've seen quite often but have yet to find an explanation. I know the Japanese verb to say is 言う, and I know that sometimes you can simply end a sentence with って to indicate implicitly that 言う follows. But I've also seen the following:
[sentence]-っつの such as in the following 大丈夫っつの translated to mean: I said I'm fine.
My question is where does this っつ come from? I'm guessing the の is as in 何をしているの, but the っつ puzzles me. I'm guessing that it's some sort of colloquial speech style such as saying わかんない vs 分からない, and if that's the case, the only verb I can think of is 伝える.
Can anyone elaborate?