As the title, should we allow questions about etymology? For example "Qual è l'origine della parola Pasqua?"

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    Sorry for the nit-picking, but since we are in a site about Italian language: “qual è”, not “qual'è”. – DaG Nov 5 '13 at 21:55
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    No problem, however it is good practice on our network to simply go on and edit, there's no need to ask me to fix when you can do it yourself :-) – Sklivvz Nov 5 '13 at 21:56
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    Ok, thanks! But perhaps the remark in itself might be of some use, since it is a quite frequent mistake. (Plus, I can't edit other people's text; perhaps my reputation here is insufficient.) – DaG Nov 5 '13 at 21:59
  • @DaG Anybody can edit any normal post on any SE site (at worst your edit will need approval), so go ahead and change! The comment can/should be left as a comment on the change. – Sklivvz Nov 5 '13 at 22:03
  • I see; perhaps is it different on Meta? I see “edit” in gray... – DaG Nov 5 '13 at 22:04
  • @DaG try to click it :) – Sklivvz Nov 5 '13 at 22:05
  • Thanks for the quite useful tip, but for some reason I see “close” and “flag” as black, clickable links, while if I hover on “edit”, “Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites” appears. – DaG Nov 5 '13 at 22:10
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    Ops. I should have known better :-) – Sklivvz Nov 5 '13 at 22:12
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    Since we are being nit-picky, it should be è in place of e'. (You are probably using a US keyboard layout and I understand the pain of writing accents) – Gabriele Petronella Nov 5 '13 at 23:38
  • @GabrielePetronella deadkeys might help – o0'. Nov 7 '13 at 11:08

I believe so.

Etymology can help in understanding the proper use of a term, so they look indeed related to the main topic of this site.


Io direi proprio di sì! L'etimologia è molto interessante per qualunque lingua, perché escluderla?

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