Portmanteau & Rhyme Generator


Portmanteau Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
reprintle (reprint/brindle) R·IY₀·P·R·IH₁·N·T B·R·IH₁·N·D·AH₀·L 1.78e-09 4
catlas (cat/atlas) K·AE₁·T AE₁·T·L·AH₀·S 3.57e-07 0
purebredit (purebred/edit) P·Y·UH₁·R·B·R·EH₁·D EH₁·D·AH₀·T 5.94e-07 0
sledit (sled/edit) S·L·EH₁·D EH₁·D·AH₀·T 5.94e-07 0
manifestoberman (manifesto/doberman) M·AE₂·N·AH₀·F·EH₁·S·T·OW₂ D·OW₁·B·ER₀·M·AH₀·N 4.93e-07 2
microchipilogue (microchip/epilogue) M·AY₁·K·R·OW₂·CH·IH₁·P EH₁·P·AH₀·L·AO₂·G 2.27e-07 4
paperro (paper/perro) P·EY₁·P·ER₀ P·ER₁·R·OW₀ 4.50e-06 1
petit (pet/edit) P·EH₁·T EH₁·D·AH₀·T 2.78e-06 2
copygle (copy/beagle) K·AA₁·P·IY₀ B·IY₁·G·AH₀·L 3.12e-06 3
fidome (fido/tome) F·AY₁·D·OW₀ T·OW₁·M 3.21e-06 3
lassiequel (lassie/sequel) L·AE₁·S·IY₀ S·IY₁·K·W·AH₀·L 2.32e-05 1
storytriever (story/retriever) S·T·AO₁·R·IY₀ R·IY₀·T·R·IY₁·V·ER₀ 6.48e-05 0
librarytriever (library/retriever) L·AY₁·B·R·EH₂·R·IY₀ R·IY₀·T·R·IY₁·V·ER₀ 6.48e-05 0


Rhyme Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
epilogue dog EH₁·P·AH₀·L·AO₂·G D·AO₁·G 1.04e-08 0
bulldog epilogue B·UH₁·L·D·AO₂·G EH₁·P·AH₀·L·AO₂·G 2.97e-08 0
horse source HH·AO₁·R·S S·AO₁·R·S 6.25e-08 0
purebred read P·Y·UH₁·R·B·R·EH₁·D R·EH₁·D 3.85e-07 0
sled read S·L·EH₁·D R·EH₁·D 3.85e-07 0
labrador bookstore L·AE₁·B·R·AH₀·D·AO₂·R B·UH₁·K·S·T·AO₂·R 1.20e-06 0
illustration dalmatian IH₂·L·AH₀·S·T·R·EY₁·SH·AH₀·N D·AE₀·L·M·EY₁·SH·AH₀·N 4.59e-05 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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