In analogy to the word formation of vegetarano - legomo, can I have pesketarano - fiŝo which does not use the corresponding root of fish in Esperanto? Or fiŝ-vegetarano should be preferred?

I wrote a small paragraph for explaining it:

"Fiŝ-vegetarismo”(Pesketarismo) estas la maniero de sekvi dieton, dum kiu estas evitata manĝado de viandoj krom fiŝaĵoj.

Does it make sense?

Sincere thanks.

See the wiki page for Pescetarian.

Updated: I have changed the word in the description from -arano to -ismo to indicate Pescatarianism for clearer understanding.

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    I think the "fiŝ-vegetarano" or "perketarano" should be the person themselves, right, not so much "la maniero"? I know this is not what the question itself was about, so I'm adding it as a comment. Jan 21, 2018 at 10:21
  • ”Veget” fakte estas radiko rilata al plantoj. Vegetaranoj mangxas ne nur legomojn, sed ankaux fruktojn, nuksojn, grenojn ktp. Jan 22, 2018 at 6:41
  • In fact "vegetar-" is an independent root, officialized after "veget-". Jan 22, 2018 at 15:53
  • Since there are so many possible diets in the world, I wouldn't expect all possible diets to have a one-word translation into the international language. "I am a pescatarian" could be expressed "mi ne manĝas viandon, sed ja fiŝaĵon." Jan 22, 2018 at 16:01
  • @VincentOostelbos have changed the word in the description from -arano to -ismo to indicate Pescatarianism to make it clearer :P btw does the description make sense to you?
    – leoelazio
    Jan 23, 2018 at 19:21

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fiŝ-vegetarano is preferable as combining two words into one by ommitig a part of the radix is not done in Esperanto. Also it would introduce an unnecessary neologism. One might think of better terms like fiŝescepta vegetarano, but fiŝvegetarano is fine, not misunderstandable.

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    Nothing is "not misunderstandable" (everything can be misunderstood.) Jan 22, 2018 at 15:55
  • Dankon. Mi provos uzi estontece :)
    – leoelazio
    Jan 23, 2018 at 19:27

Yes, your explanation makes sense.

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