Consider the following four verbs:
- 追う【おう】 - ou (view in jisho.org)
- 追いかける【おいかける】 - oikakeru (view in jisho.org)
- 追っかける【おっかける】 - okkakeru (view in jisho.org)
- 辿る【たどる】 - tadoru (view in jisho.org)
They all can mean "pursue". What are their differences?
Note: I did read their definitions and tried to catch some nuances by myself, but I am not sure about them. My thoughts was that the first three seem to carry an idea of a chase that requires effort, while the fourth allows an "easy" pursue, such as following a hyperlink on the internet. But even if this guess is correct, the difference between the first three verbs would remain unknown.