The action of wading, walking through water, is generally indicated with a VAI verb final /-aadagaazii/ (or /-agaazii/) combined with a verb initial indicating the manner or direction of the action as in biidaadagaazii s/he wades here. Moving faster on foot through the water can be indicated by adding a VAI verb final /-batoo/ to the verb stem as in aazhawagaaziibatoo s/he runs across wading.
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