When I create a new tag at a SE language site, I have trouble setting up the synonym relationship with its bilingual equivalent.
Suppose I notice that a bunch of existing questions are about a particular grammatical topic, but we didn't yet have an appropriate tag for that topic. I have enough rep to create a tag, and I can go through the relevant questions and start adding the new tag; but I get hung up at the stage of creating the synonym in the other language. In other words: suppose I create the new tag in Spanish. I would also like to create a tag in English for that same topic, and I'd like to set up the synonym relationship. This has always proved messy, largely because of the requirement to have a minimum score in that tag.
Sooner or later I end up posting in Meta to request moderator assistance, but this is not a great solution because it clogs up our Meta and the overstretched moderators start feeling swamped.
What is an effective, smooth, efficient work flow for non-moderators to create bilingual tag pairs? The tag synonym system appears to have been invented for general use, not for language sites which have a significant learner sub-community which needs all the tags to be available in English as well.
Edit: Related post: Can we allow 7.5K users to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in the tag?