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Whyな in this sentence?

WonkoTheSane

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My understanding here is "Because my hands are busy, you do my part of the waving."

I don't know why the な is there after から.

Thanks for any help!
 

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I think it's equivalent to ね. な sounds more masculine. He's talking to a child hence the explanatory tone.
 

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I think it's equivalent to ね. な sounds more masculine. He's talking to a child hence the explanatory tone.
Thank you very much.

I noticed よつば (the child) uses what appears to be a backwards とin her speech bubbles sometimes. Is this just an affectation showing her speech is childish?
 

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I noticed よつば (the child) uses what appears to be a backwards とin her speech bubbles sometimes. Is this just an affectation showing her speech is childish?
Probably. I don't read much manga but that would be my guess.
 

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Probably. I don't read much manga but that would be my guess.
Thanks. I'm not really a manga reader, but finding things at my level is tough. The pictures provide a ton of context which helps me parse the sentences.

I've been on a reading kick lately since I can check books out of my library back home electronically which has me really motivated to read in Japanese. I don't have anything against manga, I just like making my own visualizations when I read.
 
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