Portmanteau & Rhyme Generator


Portmanteau Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
sloperate (slobber/operate) S·L·AA₁·B·ER₀ AA₁·P·ER₀·EY₂·T 8.84e-09 2
puground (pug/aground) P·AH₁·G AH₀·G·R·AW₁·N·D 1.45e-07 1
mastiffoul (mastiff/afoul) M·AE₁·S·T·AH₀·F AH₀·F·AW₁·L 3.24e-07 0
stayne (stay/dane) S·T·EY₁ D·EY₁·N 1.54e-07 2
chienter (chien/enter) CH·EH₁·N EH₁·N·T·ER₀ 1.97e-06 0
catvertise (cat/advertise) K·AE₁·T AE₁·D·V·ER₀·T·AY₂·Z 6.76e-07 2
ranimal (ran/animal) R·AE₁·N AE₁·N·AH₀·M·AH₀·L 4.05e-06 0
muttminister (mutt/administer) M·AH₁·T AH₀·D·M·IH₁·N·AH₀·S·T·ER₀ 5.14e-07 3
scamperro (scamper/perro) S·K·AE₁·M·P·ER₀ P·ER₁·R·OW₀ 4.50e-06 1
schnausurvive (schnauzer/survive) SH·N·AW₁·Z·ER₀ S·ER₀·V·AY₁·V 3.16e-06 2
slobberform (slobber/perform) S·L·AA₁·B·ER₀ P·ER₀·F·AO₁·R·M 5.96e-06 2
rabbitminister (rabbit/administer) R·AE₁·B·AH₀·T AH₀·D·M·IH₁·N·AH₀·S·T·ER₀ 7.12e-06 2
schnauserve (schnauzer/serve) SH·N·AW₁·Z·ER₀ S·ER₁·V 4.88e-06 3
carrytriever (carry/retriever) K·AE₁·R·IY₀ R·IY₀·T·R·IY₁·V·ER₀ 6.48e-05 0


Rhyme Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
aground greyhound AH₀·G·R·AW₁·N·D G·R·EY₁·HH·AW₂·N·D 6.60e-08 0
aground hound AH₀·G·R·AW₁·N·D HH·AW₁·N·D 1.02e-07 0
bark embark B·AA₁·R·K EH₀·M·B·AA₁·R·K 1.31e-07 0
mutt shut M·AH₁·T SH·AH₁·T 1.37e-07 0
breed succeed B·R·IY₁·D S·AH₀·K·S·IY₁·D 8.19e-07 0
breed proceed B·R·IY₁·D P·R·AH₀·S·IY₁·D 8.19e-07 0
dane maintain D·EY₁·N M·EY₀·N·T·EY₁·N 5.30e-06 0
pet get P·EH₁·T G·EH₁·T 8.44e-06 0
pet set P·EH₁·T S·EH₁·T 8.44e-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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