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Here is a dialog relating to the phrase

A: その たったひとつの自由すらうばわれてしまったら おれには なにが のこるっていうんだい。

B: どうしたい ジョー やる気があんのかないのんか

It is said by Kansai-speaking comic character. I'm not sure if it would mean something like 'do it or not.'

Does the word 「あんのか」be contracted from 「あるのか」?

  • ないのんか, is that a typo? – dainichi Jan 27 '16 at 4:35
  • No, I have checked the manga again. It is actually written as I have originally posted. I am also curious why there is 「ん」in that position. – George Jan 29 '16 at 10:21
  • OK, thanks for checking. Unless the character speaks some rare non-stereotypical dialect, I think it's likely to be a typo by the author. By I'm also confused by your statement that the character speaks Kansai, since あんのか doesn't seem very Kansai to me, rather Eastern/Standard. Kansai would be more like あるんかないんか. – dainichi Jan 31 '16 at 22:32
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In standard Japanese, it would be the same as saying 「あるのかないのか」. The phrase in question basically means "do you intend to do it or not?"

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