Can somebody explain the purpose of ぉ character in the end of the following sentence?

What part of speech can be assigned to ぉ ?

Can the ending の be glued up with ぉ?



It seems to just be an emphatic, stylistic lengthening of the preceding it.


The のぉ is what we normally write as 「のう」, one of the sentence ending particles (終助詞).

I think it sounds rather archaic, now we think it's only used by older people (but I doubt it's actually used daily anymore... I think we only see it in fictional works eg anime, manga, dramas, novels etc.), and younger people don't use it in "normal" conversation. I think it's probably the archaic equivalent for modern ね/ねえ/ねぇ or maybe な/なあ.

It has a different intonation from the sentence ending particle の (終助詞).

「のう」⇒「やられた↗[のう]{HL}↘。(The subject is probably the hearer.)」
「の」⇒「どうした↘[の~]{LH}↗?(The subject is the hearer.)」--「やられた↘[の~]{LL}↘。(The subject is the speaker.)」

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