6. Verbs

6.2. Tenses
6.3. Moods
6.4. Combinations of moods
6.5. Conjugations
6.6. Verb "to be" (mantyálay)
6.7. Special verbs
6.7. Impersonal forms
6.8. Negative form
6.9. Verbal comparison

6.1. Characteristics

Laefèvæšii verbs have two aspects:

> perfective aspect – it refers to an action viewed as a whole.

> imperfective aspect – it refers to an action that is viewed from a particular viewpoint as ongoing, habitual, repeated, or generally containing internal structure.

Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive:

> transitive verbs require both a direct subject and one or more objects.
> intransitive verbs do not take an object.

Three persons: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  

Three numbers: singular, dual and plural.  

Two genders: masculine and feminine.

Laefèvæšii has 13 tenses, divided into four groups:
1. Present tenses:

> simple present

> compound present
> dramatical present

2. Past tenses:

> simple past

> compound past

> pluperfect

> remote past

3. Future tenses:

> simple future

> compound future

> future perfect

> future-in-the-past tense

4. Nonpast tenses:

> simple nonpast

> compound nonpast

Laefèvæšii has 10 moods and they are divided into two groups:

1. Realis moods:
> indicative
> generic

2. Irrealis moods:

> subjunctive
> conditional
> optative
> presumptive
> potential
> admirative
> imperative
> inferential or renarative

Not all moods have tenses, so they can be divided as “moods with tenses” and “moods without tenses”. “Moods without tenses” are two: imperative and inferential/renarative. All other mood have tenses.

Moods in Laefèvæšii have a special characteristic – they can combine.

Laefèvæšii has two voices: active and passive voice.

The passive voice is formed really simply: instead of verbal ending of infinitive, the adjectival ending is placed; or even the adjective can be used. So, basically, the passive voice is like this: verb + adjective.