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Given a person who formulates a question, may he or she be called the questioner or enquirer? Likewise, may a person that addresses or responds an answer be called answerer or responder?

Which are the correct words?

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These are fine, though *in**quirer is probably more usual. You may also use *quaerent and respondent, but you have to be careful with respondent which also refers to one who 'responds' to a complaint in a court of law. –  StoneyB Feb 15 at 20:09
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Best to keep it all easy:

  • He who asks something is the asker.

  • He who answers something is the answerer.

Neither French nor Latin is needed here.

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