There are three types of verbs in Eroné (because I felt like it): -en, -er, and -et. Each type is conjugated differently, because I want this to sound realish. Singular and plural forms are separated by slashes.


-En Verbs
Inf: then-to be
Pres: thes/thel-is,am,are/are (drop n, add s or l)
Past: thues/thuel-was,were/were (drop en, add ues or uel)
Fut: thek/thekel-will be (drop n, add k or kel)

-Et Verbs
Inf: maset-to go
Pres: masais/masail-goes,go/go (drop et, add ais or ail)
Past: masus/masul-went (drop et, add us or ul)
Fut: masek/masekel will go (drop t, add k or kel)

-Er Verbs
Inf: asper-to have
Pres: aspas/aspal-have,has/have (drop er, add as or al)
Past: aspus/aspul-had (drop er, add us or ul)
Fut: aspik/aspikel-will have (drop er, add ik or ikel)


The perfect tenses use the auxillary verb me while progressive tenses use the prefix we-. There is no past participle.

ale me thes-I have been
ale me thues-I had been
ale me thek-I shall have been

ale wethes-I am being
ale wethues-I was being
ale wethek-I shall be being


The three voices in Eroné are active, middle, and passive. Verbs default to active, mostly because it's easier that way.

The middle voice is not actually a function of the verb, being formed by adding an extra pronoun. The pronoun, elladné, means roughly "self." Therefore:
ale elladné relanais-I love myself

Finally, there is the passive voice, indicated by the addition of the prefix man-.
ale manrelanais nuo-I am loved by him


Mood is considerably more complex in Eroné than in English. In addition to the subjunctive, indicative, imperative and infinitvie, all of which are present in English in some form or another, Eroné also contains three additional moods: the intentive, the resistive, and the submissive. There may be other names for these moods out there somewhere, but mine describe them well enough for government work.

The infinitive is, of course, the simplest mood. Add the appropriate ending to the stem and there you have it.
then-to be

The indicative merely involves conjugating the verb according to any of the above rules:
ale thes-I am

The imperative, as in English, uses the form of the verb appropriate to the being(s) addressed, with no pronoun:

Adding the suffix -ev puts a verb into the subjunctive:
ale thesev-I may be

The intentive, shown by the suffix -iat, indicates that the speaker intends to carry out an action, the negative shows that s/he does not intend to, but will not actively oppose said action:
ale thesiat-I intend to be (if I can, if possible)
ale thesiativ-I do not intend to be

The resistive, by contrast, shows an intention to actively avoid an action or condition. It is formed with the intentive suffix and the prefix vi-:
ale vithesiat-I will do my best not to be
ale vithesiativ-I do not intend to try not to be

The submissive is very similar to the intentive in that it shows a desire to perform the action stated. However, the submissive indicates that the action will probably turn out to be impossible. The intentive suffix is used with the prefix du-:
ale duthesiat-I'll try to be, but don't count on it
ale duthesiativ-I won't try to be, because it's so damn unlikely anyway.

Putting Them Together

So...what if you want to have a verb with several of the above attributes? All I can say is, it'll be interesting. Also, most of them are optional; if you want to do it like English and rely on context for stuff like mood, go right ahead.

In general, if you want to add more than one attribute to a verbal stem, the suffixes and prefixes go in the order in which they;re listed above--that is, you modify a verb for tense, then aspect, then voice, then mood. One can get some very complex verbs out of this practice, since every additional affix changes meanings slightly, as follows:

th---being, and the concept thereof
ale thes--I am
ale me thes--I have been
ale me elladné thes--I have been myself
ale me elladné thesev--I may have been being myself