Muai - Course - Coreferent Pronouns
muai hunti-o-muaiahinti

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.
You know that I love you.
Pronouns like that include:
.mieki :tuoi mante kioi.
Love: that is felt by me.
Love: that's what I feel.
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).
.tieu mieki :tuou fonku mante kioi.
Your love: its strength is felt by me.
.kioi mieko tiei :huoi mente kioi.
I love you, that is thought by me.
I love you, I think.

.kioi manto tuei: mieki.
I feel this: love.
.kioi mento huei: kioi mieko tiei.
I think that I love you.
.tuopi mieki-o-tuai.
Man lover-of-himself.
A man that loves himself.
.tiei mieko kioi huai-mai?
You love me, this-event-true?
You love me, don't you?
.hikiani mieko kuomau :huoi-hinse-huei: luei hikianafonseu nou. 
Dogs love to eat while they are not barking.

.hikiani mieko huoi-luei kuomo muafi :huoi-hinse-huei: luoi hento fenfi nou. 
Dogs love to eat meat while it (the meat) is not old.
.hikiani kuomo muafi .hiu. hifieli luaie hifiepi .hiu. luai funfeu.
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.

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