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Beaver use their tails as rudders and propellers.

amik na gh
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a beaver

[
Castor canadensis
]



amik sg; amikwag pl; amikog pl; amikoons dim; amikosh pej; nindamikom 1s - 3s pos; odamikoman 3s - 3' pos; Stem: /amikw-/

amik sg nj
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gj
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gh
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amikwag pl gh
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nj
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amikog pl gj
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amikoons dim nj
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gj
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es
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amikosh pej nj
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es
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nindamikom1s - 3s pos es
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odamikoman3s - 3' pos es
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Nashke awedi amik biidaatiga'o.

Look, that beaver over there leaves a wake as he comes.
gj
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Nitaa-giba'ige aw amik.

The beaver is good at making dams.
es
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Bimikwazhiwe amik.

A beaver is swimming by.
es
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Agwaataawag amikwag gii-bagozigoshkigewaad andawaabandamowaad waa'-miijiwaad oshki-mitigoonsan.

The beaver come out of the water when they make holes in ice looking for fresh saplings to eat.
nj
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Odagwaabiiginaan amikwan gaa-gii-paashkizwaad.

He is puling the beaver he shot out of the water.
nj
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