Waimaha is an SVO (Subject - Verb - Object) language. It is largely isolating (i.e. it has next to no prefixes or suffixes on any of its words, much like Chinese or Thai). In this way it is quite unlike most of its Austronesian language family relations. Although the word structure of Waimaha is simple, its sound system is quite complicated. We hope to have more details on Waimaha grammar on this website soon. In the meantime, you can get some idea of the way Waimaha grammar works by looking at the texts page.
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