Context: two people are walking on a street and a tramp says to them:


I'm not sure if it's はにゃせ or はにやせ, because it is written in small fonts, I am attaching an image so you can tell. Could it be a Korean greeting? Thank you for your help!

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  • +1 for the Korean greeting part. That thought crossed my mind as well. Apr 10 '17 at 1:15
  • I thought a cat character was speaking when I looked at the title. Apr 10 '17 at 1:42

Two possibilities (besides the Korean theory).

「はにゃせ~~」 would be the drunk and/or sleepy man's pronunciation of

1) 「離{はな}せ!」 = "Leave me alone!", "Let me go!", etc.

2) 「話{はな}せ!」 = "Tell me!"

The first interpretation would be more likely, but that is just speculation given the limited context.

「はにやせ」 with the normal-size 「や」 would make no sense at all.

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