There was a very recent question "Why is “threepenny” pronounced as THREP.NI?" on this SE. And the spectacular answer by a very cooperative contributor Void. Under Void's answer, one user commented and said:
This is a brilliant post, but is ELL.SE the right place for the answer (and by extension, the question)? This seems more like something graduate students in linguistics would chew on for a paper thesis than someone learning English could make use of.
The comment has 5 upvotes on it.
My question is: can we ask pronunciation questions like this on this SE?
I find this kind of questions very interesting and I myself ask this kind of questions a lot (check my profile). There are a few reasons why I don't ask such kind of questions on English Language and Usage and Linguistics SE. I am much more comfortable in this SE than in the other SE's. All contributors whether here or on other SE's are helpful and we (the askers) are so much obliged for their help! None of them gets paid for answering, they are here to help us.
However, the main problem that I myself have faced many many times before on the other SE's is that most of the time, they close questions without any good reason. Even if you include the research as required. Secondly, most members make such comments that we find kind of unpleasant or jokey.
This SE was a perfect place for that "threepenny" question, as I see. There are many other questions like this that have been answered here and are related to linguistics.
It is what I think. Of course others may have different point of views.
So should we ask such kind of questions here or not?
EDIT: I ask deep questions about etymology and that require complex answers on English Language and Usage and Linguistics SE. But the ones that I don't think require complex answers, I ask here.