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    Glizdka is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

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    As a Pole on a crusade against bad teaching overwhelming schools in Poland, I got understandably interested when it was mentioned she might be from Poland.

    She doesn't make typical pronunciation mistakes made by people from Poland, at least not those I'm familiar with. Some of her vowels sound off, but they don't sound Polish.

    I've done some research (admittedly, not much of it). It turns out she's from Belgium, and her native language is German.



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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    It turns out she's from Belgium, and her native language is German.
    Since German isn't one of the official languages of Belgium, I wouldn't say she's "from" Belgium. She might live there now, but she must be from a country where German is an official language.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Since German isn't one of the official languages of Belgium, I wouldn't say she's "from" Belgium. She might live there now, but she must be from a country where German is an official language.
    I simply said what the website says. The website says "Nationality - Belgian. Languages - English, French, German (native)". I take it that she's written it herself. Doesn't nationality suggest where she's from?

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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

    I take it all back. Apparently, the three official languages of Belgium are Dutch, French and German! I honestly did not know that. I thought they were Flemish and French! So yes, it appears she grew up in the German-speaking part of Belgium.
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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Since German isn't one of the official languages of Belgium, I wouldn't say she's "from" Belgium. She might live there now, but she must be from a country where German is an official language.
    German is one of the official languages of Belgium.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is it right to pronounce 'stomach' in this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    German is one of the official languages of Belgium.
    See post #14.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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