Are there some languages that do not take their verbs and convert them into verbals (infinitives/participles/gerunds, et al.)? I noticed the Wikipedia article on participles has a number of language groups noted, but most (though not all) are European in origin (and similarly the infinitive page); specifically a number of African and Asian languages are not noted. The gerund page notes a few others (e.g. Japanese, Korean), but still seems a bit lacking in certain language groups.
So are there some languages that do not use verbs directly to form nouns, adjectives, or adverbs by means of transforming the verb into an infinitive, participle, gerund, or similar such aspect of speech that it keeps verbal properties along with the properties of the transformation? If so, what are some ways those languages express similar ideas? Do they have pure verbal nouns, attributive verbs (this one notes Japanese and Bantu), etc. to convey similar ideas?
My language background is English, Greek, Hebrew, and a very, very little German in high school. So I am totally unfamiliar with how other languages work (and really don't remember much about German).