I came across the phrase in the following sentence.


The guy who said it is a Kansai speaker. I'm not sure if the phrase is related to the dialect.


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This is western Japan dialect which is equivalent to だなあ in standard Japanese.

It's a part of Kansai dialect in the broader sense, but I think this のう is not very common in typical Kansai-ben spoken in Osaka. AFAIK It's mainly used in Chugoku/Shioku, which is located further west from Osaka.

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    – naruto
    Aug 17, 2015 at 6:08

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