The expression !hoi! is the simplest greeting in Muai. Rigorously, it means that whatever was said just before was a greeting:

! hoi!

Muai: !hoi!
English: Hi!
Literally: Greeting!

That happens because hoi belongs to the specifier word class, which means that it specifies the preceding concept. In order to avoid that ambiguity, one can say !hiu hoi!, where hiu only means that a new sentence, with no syntactical relation to what was said before.

!hiu hoi!

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