A hesitation noise
in the Japanese
An alternative for Japanese speakers would be "etoo..."
I would approximate
it to the English "Uhh..." or "Umm...".
The "noo" is not pronounced as in the English "noose
", but is instead an example of long vowels in Japanese
. Were it to use a short vowel sound instead, it would be written "ano
Anoo can be alternatively written in romaji as anou.