Ah, I understand now. I think you're right. In English there are many verbs that serve both as transitive and intransitive verbs, like "sail" or "hurt". Or, it has completely different words, like "rise" and "raise".
In Indonesian, as you've observed, there are usually different forms for transitive and intransitive, but with the same root words. We have berlayar/melayarkan, sakit/menyakiti, and naik/menaikkan.