Portmanteau & Rhyme Generator


Portmanteau Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
hornbuild (hornbill/build) HH·AO₁·R·N·B·IH₂·L B·IH₁·L·D 9.78e-08 0
cubstetrics (cub/obstetrics) K·AH₁·B AH₀·B·S·T·EH₁·T·R·IH₀·K·S 4.70e-07 1
stretcheraffe (stretcher/giraffe) S·T·R·EH₁·CH·ER₀ JH·ER₀·AE₁·F 5.25e-07 2
boarphanage (boar/orphanage) B·AO₁·R AO₁·R·F·AH₀·N·AH₀·JH 3.05e-06 0
boarderly (boar/orderly) B·AO₁·R AO₁·R·D·ER₀·L·IY₀ 3.05e-06 0
hotelk (hotel/elk) HH·OW₀·T·EH₁·L EH₁·L·K 7.17e-06 0
hotelephant (hotel/elephant) HH·OW₀·T·EH₁·L EH₁·L·AH₀·F·AH₀·N·T 7.17e-06 0
tigerney (tiger/gurney) T·AY₁·G·ER₀ G·ER₁·N·IY₀ 4.14e-06 1
radiolocheetah (radiology/cheetah) R·EY₂·D·IY₀·AA₁·L·AH₀·JH·IY₀ CH·IY₁·T·AH₀ 1.36e-06 3
rhinocerasylum (rhinoceros/asylum) R·AY₀·N·AA₁·S·ER₀·AH₀·S AH₀·S·AY₁·L·AH₀·M 2.63e-05 0
hippopotamasylum (hippopotamus/asylum) HH·IH₂·P·AH₀·P·AA₁·T·AH₀·M·AH₀·S AH₀·S·AY₁·L·AH₀·M 2.63e-05 0
tortoiseylum (tortoise/asylum) T·AO₁·R·T·AH₀·S AH₀·S·AY₁·L·AH₀·M 2.63e-05 0
docturtle (doctor/turtle) D·AA₁·K·T·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 1.45e-05 1
ventilaturtle (ventilator/turtle) V·EH₁·N·T·AH₀·L·EY₂·T·ER₀ T·ER₁·T·AH₀·L 1.45e-05 1
pharmazebra (pharmacy/zebra) F·AA₁·R·M·AH₀·S·IY₀ Z·IY₁·B·R·AH₀ 4.46e-06 3


Rhyme Phoneme 1 Phoneme 2 Phonetic Probability Phonetic Distance
ventilator alligator V·EH₁·N·T·AH₀·L·EY₂·T·ER₀ AE₁·L·AH₀·G·EY₂·T·ER₀ 5.75e-07 0
whale jail W·EY₁·L JH·EY₁·L 1.72e-06 0
cassowary cemetery K·AE₁·S·AH₀·W·EH₂·R·IY₀ S·EH₁·M·AH₀·T·EH₂·R·IY₀ 3.56e-06 0
cassowary mortuary K·AE₁·S·AH₀·W·EH₂·R·IY₀ M·AO₁·R·CH·UW₀·EH₂·R·IY₀ 3.56e-06 0
gazelle hotel G·AH₀·Z·EH₁·L HH·OW₀·T·EH₁·L 8.29e-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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