Ok. I did a thing about Nisi verbs, and a thing about stuff related to Aţána’s verbs, but y’all know absolutely nothing about Aţána’s verbs. It seems like an oversight.
So, the most interesting thing about Aţána’s verbs is that they have two different conjugation schemes; two different infinitives, two past tenses, two present tenses, and two future tenses. Basically, they differentiate perfective/imperfective forms.
Since the person/number things aren’t that fabulously interesting, I’m only doing the infinitives and the 1s/1p form of the verb so that you can get a look at how it might work. The “dictionary form” is the imperfective infinitive.
Example verb: adaţ
Adaţ = to give [imperfect infinitive]
Adá = I give/I am giving [1s present imperfect]
Adáļa = we give/we are giving [1p present imperfect]
Adéx = I gave/I was giving [1s past imperfect]
Adéşi = we gave/we were giving* [1p past imperfect]
Adába = I will give/I will be giving [1s future imperfect]
Adalú = to have given [perfect infinitive]
Adú = I have given [1s perfect]
Adúhé = we have given [1p perfect]
Adup = I had given [1s past perfect]
Adupó = we had given [1p past perfect]
Aduó = I will have given [1s future perfect]
Adúhó = we will have given [1p future perfect]
There are a handful of moods as well, mostly formed by adding different postpositions to one stem or the other. That is very nearly enough for a post on its own though.