Semi-regular – semi-régulier
Let's Define It!
What's a *semi-regular* verb?
The expression semi-regular is one that is usually assigned to describe some French -er verbs that display a mostly regular conjugation, but whose spelling will change slightly because of some pronunciation variations.
For examples, the semi-regular verbs ending in the following manners experience some spelling changes for reasons linked to their pronunciations
-CER, -GER, -E*ER, -É*ER, -TER, -LER, -YER.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Below you can see the variations experienced by a few semi-regular verbs:
je commence ---> nous commençons
j'achète ---> vous achetez
je protège ---> nous protégeons
je paie, paye ---> vous payez