Translating can be fun!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 10-02-2014 10:04 PM 1385 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now for some lighter news.

Lately I’ve been translating the text from some of my projects into Esperanto and posting them on my Ligneroj Blog. Believe it or not I find this relaxing and fun. I’m the only Esperanto speaker in the world who is a woodworker, or at least none of the others have spoken up yet.

When I’m translating a project description, if I have to figure out what to call a router bit or some odd tool, I also find a picture of it and put it at the end of the post with a descriptive caption. This not only helps me remember, but it gets it ‘out there.’ for others to find. I also have several diagrams with arrows pointing to main parts of some of our most popular woodworking machines. I’ve been compiling a notebook of all this stuff for future reference.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 05:47 AM


Interesting! I learned something new again today. Thanks.


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#2 posted 10-03-2014 12:55 PM


Judging by your tag line, you might like to know I helped a team record the Bible in Esperanto read out loud.

Other fun things I do is help translate the dialog for an amateur film each year.


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