r/etymology

53,343 subscribers
created in 2009


Discuss the origins of words and phrases, in English or any other language.

https://reddit.com/r/etymology
r/linguistics
117k subscribers

lin⋅guis⋅tics: the scientific study of human language

  • what form does it take?
  • how is meaning constructed?
  • how is it structured?
  • how is it produced?
https://reddit.com/r/linguistics
etymology 11.38%
3.76% linguistics
r/languagelearning
120k subscribers

This is a subreddit for anybody interested in the pursuit of languages. All are welcome, whether beginner or polyglot.

https://reddit.com/r/languagelearning
etymology 5.04%
1.32% languagelearning
r/badlinguistics
23k subscribers

The repository for all the worst linguistics-related content of Reddit.

https://reddit.com/r/badlinguistics
etymology 2.43%
3.45% badlinguistics
r/whatstheword
35k subscribers
etymology 3.04%
1.46% whatstheword
r/conlangs
23k subscribers

This subreddit is focused on the discussion of conlangs, tools and activities to aid you in the construction of your own conlang, and creating a community environment where we can all enjoy conlanging together.

https://reddit.com/r/conlangs
etymology 1.96%
2.59% conlangs
r/etymologymaps
13k subscribers
etymology 1.74%
7.22% etymologymaps
r/asklinguistics
5k subscribers

A place to ask questions related to the science of linguistics.

https://reddit.com/r/asklinguistics
etymology 1.55%
6.72% asklinguistics
r/latin
14k subscribers
etymology 1.62%
1.87% latin
r/logophilia
33k subscribers

Logophilia is a prime subreddit for novel words and the lovers of words.

https://reddit.com/r/logophilia
etymology 1.54%
2.81% logophilia
r/grammar
25k subscribers

A subreddit for questions and discussions about grammar, language, style, conventions[,] and punctuation.

https://reddit.com/r/grammar
etymology 1.86%
1.17% grammar
r/AskHistorians
747k subscribers

Questions about the past: Answered!

https://reddit.com/r/AskHistorians
etymology 7.19%
0.68% AskHistorians
r/AskAnthropology
44k subscribers
etymology 1.4%
1.64% AskAnthropology
r/duolingo
43k subscribers

The official Duolingo community of Reddit - a forum and chat where you can discuss all things Duolingo!

https://reddit.com/r/duolingo
etymology 1.56%
0.91% duolingo
r/words
7k subscribers

For logophiles, whether you tend toward pleonasm or perspicacious thrift. Any language is acceptable. Suggested topics are new words, expressions, neologisms, neoterisms, sniglets, odd usages, reanimated words, words you never knew existed, words you wish existed, or even words you would like expurgated from the space-time continuum.

https://reddit.com/r/words
etymology 1.12%
4.26% words
r/language
7k subscribers
etymology 1.06%
3.3% language
r/vexillology
158k subscribers

A subreddit for those who enjoy flags, the history behind them, and their design characteristics.

https://reddit.com/r/vexillology
etymology 3.75%
0.58% vexillology
r/German
49k subscribers

/r/German, previously known as /r/LANL_German is a community focused on discussion related to the learning German language. It is also a place to discuss the language at large and for the kinds of submissions that elaborate on the reasons why we're interested in German, where they're not geographically specific like /r/DE, /r/Austria or /r/Switzerland.

Enjoy your time on /r/German! :)

https://reddit.com/r/German
etymology 1.38%
0.84% German
r/Spanish
40k subscribers

Practice, learn and teach others Spanish. Share information, stories and more on themes related to this wonderful language.

https://reddit.com/r/Spanish
etymology 1.25%
0.83% Spanish
r/literature
222k subscribers

Welcome to /r/literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels. Discussions of literary criticism, literary history, literary theory, and critical theory are also welcome--strongly encouraged, even.

https://reddit.com/r/literature
etymology 1.47%
0.65% literature
r/French
49k subscribers

Bienvenue sur /r/French, l'espace reddit pour apprendre et enseigner le français!

Welcome to /r/French, the place to learn and teach French!

https://reddit.com/r/French
etymology 1.31%
0.7% French