Portmanteau & Rhyme Generator


Portmanteau Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
automobeland (automobile/eland) AO₁·T·AH₀·M·OW₀·B·IY₂·L IY₁·L·AH₀·N·D 4.68e-08 0
wheland (wheel/eland) W·IY₁·L IY₁·L·AH₀·N·D 2.84e-07 0
cartvark (cart/aardvark) K·AA₁·R·T AA₁·R·D·V·AA₂·R·K 6.21e-08 2
handlebaardvark (handlebar/aardvark) HH·AE₁·N·D·AH₀·L·B·AA₂·R AA₁·R·D·V·AA₂·R·K 3.24e-06 0
streetcaardvark (streetcar/aardvark) S·T·R·IY₁·T·K·AA₂·R AA₁·R·D·V·AA₂·R·K 3.24e-06 0
motorcaardvark (motorcar/aardvark) M·OW₁·T·ER₀·K·AA₂·R AA₁·R·D·V·AA₂·R·K 3.24e-06 0
cardvark (car/aardvark) K·AA₁·R AA₁·R·D·V·AA₂·R·K 5.45e-06 0
racercus (racer/circus) R·EY₁·S·ER₀ S·ER₁·K·AH₀·S 5.20e-06 1
motortle (motor/turtle) M·OW₁·T·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 1.45e-05 1
commuturtle (commuter/turtle) K·AH₀·M·Y·UW₁·T·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 1.45e-05 1
scooturtle (scooter/turtle) S·K·UW₁·T·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 1.45e-05 1
ridertle (rider/turtle) R·AY₁·D·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 6.54e-06 3


Rhyme Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
bike tyke B·AY₁·K T·AY₁·K 1.71e-07 0
motorbike tyke M·OW₁·T·ER₀·B·AY₂·K T·AY₁·K 2.64e-07 0
cannondale whale K·AE₁·N·AH₀·N·D·EY₂·L W·EY₁·L 1.22e-06 0
rail whale R·EY₁·L W·EY₁·L 1.72e-06 0


The code for generating the portmanteaus and rhymes can be found at the entendrepreneur-web github repository. This algorithm was presented at the NeurIPS 2018 Creativity and Design Workshop under the title "Entendrepreneur: Generating Humorous Portmanteaus using Word-Embeddings", the associated conference paper can be found here. All credit for the code and the algorithm goes to Jonathan Simon. Please direct any questions to [email protected].


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