Muai - Course - Coreferent Pronouns
The word "muai" in Muai is itself in this class, since it refers to
the language itself. To express something like "you know that I love
you", it's necessary to use the coreferent pronoun "huei" that means
"that" or, more precisely, "the following sentence", just like
"that" refers to the event "I love you" in the example.
.tiei mento huei kioi mieko tiei.
Pronouns like that include:
You know that I love you.
- tuoi : the preceding entity.
Note: here, an "entity" may be a subect of an object.
.mieki :tuoi mante kioi.
Replacing -i with -u change coreferent pronouns just like
it changes the personal pronouns. If tuoi is the preceding
entity, tuou is something related to preceding entity
(possessive, demonstrative or space-time adverb).
Love: that is felt by me.
Love: that's what I feel.
.tieu mieki :tuou fonku mante kioi.
Your love: its strength is felt by me.
- huoi : the preceding
sentence. Note: tuoi and huoi also mark the
end of the preceding entity and sentence, respectively.
.kioi mieko tiei :huoi mente kioi.
I love you, that is thought by me.
I love you, I think.
- tuei : the following entity.
.kioi manto tuei: mieki.
I feel this: love.
- huei : the following
.kioi mento huei: kioi mieko tiei.
I think that I love you.
- tuai : the ongoing entity.
Just like the command "this" of Java programmers.
A man that loves himself.
- huai : the ongoing sentence.
.tiei mieko kioi huai-mai?
You love me, this-event-true?
You love me, don't you?
- luei, luai, luoi :
respectively, the last-appearing subject, verb (possibly a
compound verb) and object. Those pronouns look like slots that
are replaced everytime a new subject, verb or object arrives.
So, luoi refers to the object of the
last sentence until the object of the current sentence is
.hikiani mieko kuomau :huoi-hinse-huei:
luei hikianafonseu nou.
Dogs love to eat while they are not barking.
huoi-luei kuomo muafi :huoi-hinse-huei: luoi hento fenfi
Dogs love to eat meat while it (the meat) is
.hikiani kuomo muafi
.hiu. hifieli luaie hifiepi .hiu. luai
Dogs eat meat, cats eat fish. They eat fast.
Note: luai stands for the verb "to meat" there; to use
it in the direct order (subject-to-object, "active voice"), I
have added "-e", so getting "luaie". The sentence "luai funfeu"
means "eating is fast". From context, one infers that the dog
and the cat eat fast.
- suei : reflexive pronoun; it can
also form the preffix sueia- that
- kuai : the ongoing text and
means of dissemination
- kuau : related to the ongoing
text and means of dissemination
- suai : then, narration "now and
here"; it's a pronoun that refers to the time and place of the
narration and moves constantly in time, straighforward by
default, but can be displaced by means of some specifiers to be
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