A verb is a necessary part of any sentence, except when making copular sentences. Verbs can be categorised on the basis of how many elements compose them.

Stem Verbs

The class of stem verbs is semi-closed — there are only about 100 pure verbs in the entire language. Stem verbs consist of a single element.

’i i to say

dissu D;z to feel

’usa us to see

janni j;N to move

kissa K;s to fight

miku M> to be red

Compound Verbs

In order to extend or specify meaning, verbs can be compounded much as a noun can. Compound verbs are, however, much more common than compound nouns, to make up for the relative lack of stem verbs.