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How does one develop a vocabulary for a specific hobby.

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I like Esperanto, and I like to loom knit. The problem is that even when I search for words like "knit", "stitch", and "pegs" I don't know how clearly they translate. For example, I don't know if the word for stitch is specifically for sewing and if there's a different word for knit-stitching and so on. Until I have a clear way to gather the vocabulary, I'm stuck making knitting tutorials in English.

1 year ago

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Here's what I do to learn terminology (not for Esperanto, but other languages). Go to Wikipedia (English) and type in "knitting" – Once that page comes up, look to the left side of the page listing other languages. Click on the Esperanto link, then you'll have the Esperanto article about knitting. Since you like to knit, you'll likely enjoy reading the article. I notice it isn't as complete as the English (which is to be expected given the relative few number of Esp speakers), but there's some terminology there as well as links on the page "Vidu ankaŭ" for more information on the subject in Esperanto.

Finding the English Wikipedia article on whatever subject you're interested in then clicking on the link for the same page in the language you're learning is a great way to discover some specific terminology in your new language, plus you get practice reading real sentences.

Good luck.

1 year ago

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https://www.internetpolyglot.com/lessons-eo-en

This site may have what you are looking for

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I have a smilar problem with crochet, for which there are fewer words than knitting even, though you might win the rarity stakes with loom knitting- i think a lot of traditionally feminine hobbies are much less well represented and can be harder to get information on. However, the suggestion about wikipedia and vikipedeo is a great one, There is also an Esperanto facebook group for knitting, crochet and embroidery ( forumo por ĉiuj ŝatantoj de trikado, kroĉetado kaj brokado) as well as some specislist pdfs on the subject which have been uploaded there which would be useful for you

1 year ago