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I think I remember some characters in steins;gate ending sentences with お or だお. What does it mean?

  • Do you have any example sentences? (Please?) – Earthliŋ May 19 '16 at 17:46
  • I don't have any examples now, but I can look for some when I get home. I mostly remember this expression being used by Daru. – ignorantFid May 19 '16 at 17:51
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    「~だよ」が「~だお」になったんだと思うお。最近あまり見なくなったお。 dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%81%A0%E3%81%8A – Chocolate May 19 '16 at 17:55
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    You might find this interesting: beauty.oricon.co.jp/trend-culture/trend/news/2051385/full The term is definitely a turn-off for many women. – Miki May 20 '16 at 7:25
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    個人的には「だよ」由来説には疑問で、むしろ一人ツッコミの「…(お」のある種の誤読由来だと思われ。 – user4092 May 20 '16 at 11:50
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I'm pretty sure that it came from ~だよ.

This is just my opinion but by using ~だお instead of ~だよ for a character, you can make him/her sound like a person who is cute, laid back, easy-going, girly, ほんわか、萌え系、のんびり、..., etc.

I think that these characters often don't speak clearly or speak like a little boy/girl just to create the characteristics listed above so y is dropped in dayo and it sounds like dao.

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