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Existence verbs in the Kansai Dialect

That statement basically only applies for おる as a simple existence verb. Non-humble おる is very common in Kansai. As a subsidiary verb, various forms including とる/ちょる/よる are commonly used instead of ...
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What is the non-slurred version for 叫んどんねん? 叫んでおらない?

叫んどんねん is short for 叫んどるねん, which is short for 叫んでおるねん, which is 叫んでいるんだ(よ) said in Osaka-ben. There is no negation. おる is used instead of いる in many western dialects to denote progressive aspect. ...
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Meaning of 閉店ガラガラガラ in the following sentence

「ほな前座はこれにて」 → "Well then, that's it for the opening act." 「閉店ガラガラ」 is one of the signature shticks of the comedian 岡田圭右, of the Kansai comedy duo ますだおかだ, typically used at the end of their comedy ...
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The meaning of 来なんだ (a seemingly archaic form)

来なんだ = 来なかった. The negative past. You often hear this form in 時代劇 and from old people in fiction (think [波平]{なみへい} in Sazaesan, Dumbledore in Harry Potter...) デジタル大辞泉の解説 なんだ[助動] [助動][なんだら|なんで(...
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Help understanding せんで?

It is the negative て form of the verb する. This is common in many dialects and not just Kansai. It is the standard way of speaking on Kyushu. Note that the conjugation in question can be used for two ...
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What does いきなりはじめんといてよ mean

In Kansai we say 「~~んといて(よ)」 to mean 「~~しないで(よ)」, "(Please) Don't do~~." So いきなりはじめんといてよ means いきなりはじめないでよ, "Don't start all of a sudden." or "Don't start so abruptly". I would parse it as:「いきなり(...
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What does ...のなんでやろ。 mean? Is that a やる verb? is の a normalization particle? If so, what is なんで?

やろ (or やろう) is a Kansai equivalent of だろ(う) which means "I wonder" or "I think." This の is a nominalizer which nominalizes everything before it (日本人にとっても~腹立つ). ~の(は)なんでやろ = ~の(は)なぜだろう = I wonder why ~...
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What does it mean when someone says -han after a person's name?

はん is a name-suffix used almost exclusively by people from Osaka/Kyoto. The level of politeness はん has depends on the speaker. Manzai comedians, geisha, or stereotyped heavy Kansai-/Kyoto-ben ...
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What is the meaning of やるやない?

I'm not sure due to lack of context, but there's a high likelihood that it's in Kansai-ben/Kansai dialect. What's written is Kansai-ben negation. The Hyojungo/standard version would be あなたも なかなか ...
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What is the meaning of やるやない?

やるやないの This is a Japanese dialect used mainly the Kansai region (Hyogo, Osaka, etc.). Perhaps you have misunderstood which words are being used in the sentence: ≠ 「やる」 + 「やらない」 ≒ 「やるじゃない(の)」...
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Do even Kansai women use the ~ん negative?

Yes we do! :D Here in Kyoto we use both わからん and わからへん. I think Osakan women rather use わからん. As for ならん, I think it's あかん in Kansai. Yes, we Kansai women use it daily, too. We talk like: あかんって。(=...
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Kansai variant(s) of ~しちゃ危ない/だめ

As a native Kansai-an I have to point out: the natural way to say it is: (a) 火遊びしたら危ないで! (b) 火遊びしたらアカンで! It'd be odd to say "しちゃあかんで" as you don't say しちゃ in Kansai dialect. ”してもうたら” has ...
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What does the 「な」 do in this sentence?

The なはった is the past tense form of なはる, which is the Kansai version of honorific なさる. So [起]{お}きなはった would be like 起きなさった in standard Japanese. そら見い いよいよおきなはったあ ≂ そら見ろ、いよいよ(≂とうとう)起きなさった。(≂ 起きられた /...
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The meaning of んや

I am fairly certain that what you encountered is actually part of 関西弁{かんさいべん}, or the regional dialect in Kansai. Sometimes Kansai dialect is used to add a different feeling to a character. ...
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感じなんです, 感じでして meaning and translation issues

These instances of 感じ don't contribute much to the content of the sentence. They are almost like fillers, like the English "like". Hence this translation: Right now, I'm, like, trying ...
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Preparing for a fight in Osaka (dialectal んやったなぁ)

~のだった means "should have", and んやった is just a colloquial dialectal form of that. So pretty much your number 2.
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Function of 「masu-stem」+よる in Kansai-ben

In Kansai-ben (or, in Kyoto and Osaka), we say: 〖する〗(do / will do): 「する、言う、くる」 <-- 「する、いう、くる」 「しよる、いいよる、きよる*」 <-- 「する、いう、くる」 +おる/よる 「しはる、いわはる、きはる」 <-- 「する、いう、くる」 +はる (*also pronounced しおる、...
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Function of 「masu-stem」+よる in Kansai-ben

As you noticed, the auxiliary verb よる, used in the form of "連用形+よる", mainly in the western part of Japan, has two different functions. One is よる used to form the progressive form, which corresponds ...
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What does the phrase 「やのう」 mean?

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 ...
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What does it mean when someone says -han after a person's name?

It’s probably the comedians using Kansai-ben for さん?
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What do the 「ああなる」and「気いします」mean?

The sentence should be partitioned differently. みんながああなる気持ち (が) ようわかるような気いします 感動してまんね あいつら ああ means あのように in standard Japanese, while 気いします means 気がします in standard Japanese. So the original ...

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