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  Portmanteau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A portmanteau (plural: portmanteaus or portmanteaux) is a term in linguistics that refers to a word or morpheme that fuses two or more grammatical functions.
"Portmanteau word" was the original phrase used to describe such words (as listed in dictionaries published as late as the early 1990s), but this has since been abbreviated to simply "portmanteau" as the term (and the type of words it describes) gained popularity.
The term portmanteau is used in a different, yet still not clearly defined sense, to refer to a blending of the parts of two or more words (generally the first part of one word and the ending of a second word) to combine their meanings into a single neologism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portmanteau   (916 words)

 Portmanteau - Bloodwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A portmanteau (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux) is a large travelling case made of leather.
In linguistics, a portmanteau word (sometimes morpheme) (also called a blend or frankenword) is a word that is formed by combining two or more words.
An example of a portmanteau is "smog", a combination of the words "smoke" and "fog".
www.bloodshed.org /lagowiki/index.php/Portmanteau   (177 words)

 Portmanteau : search word
In the more common usage of the term, a portmanteau word (sometimes called a blend or frankenword) is a word that is formed by combining two or more words.
Another example of a portmanteau is smog, a combination of the words smoke and fog.
The boldfaced words du and des are portmanteaus in the narrow sense of linguistic theory; the single word du corresponds to two function words, a preposition and an article.
www.searchword.org /po/portmanteau.html   (831 words)

 Portmanteau - Wikipedia
In linguistics, a portmanteau word (also called a blend, portmanteau or frankenword) is a word that is formed by combining parts of other words.
For example, "smog" is a combination of the words "smoke" and "fog." Carroll used such words to humourous effect in his poems, especially "Jabberwocky." James Joyce used portmanteau words extensively in Finnegans Wake.
Portmanteau words are an important feature of fusional languages such as Latin.
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 Portmanteau ,by www.cINEMA-resources.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Portmanteau" is rarely used for its original meaning in current English, that type of travelling case having fallen into disuse.
The portmanteau is composed of the beginning of the first component, the common part and the end of the second component.
The term portmanteau is used in a different, yet still not clearly defined sense, to refer either to a portmanteau morpheme (a morpheme that fuses two grammatical categories; see Fusional language), or a portmanteau word, a word that fuses two function words.
www.cinema-resources.com /Portmanteau--2.html   (477 words)

 Portmanteau (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A portmanteau (plural: portmanteaux or portmanteaus) is a word that is formed by combining both sounds and meanings from two or more words.
portmanteau film - an anthology film made up of several short films that inter-relate
portmanteau (suitcase) - a large travelling case rarely used now
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portmanteau_(disambiguation)   (125 words)

In a passing reference to our debate over misunderestimate, Neal said that I view it "a straightforward portmanteau word, a blend of misunderstand and underestimate, meaning 'to simultaneously misunderstand and underestimate.'" I had to google that linguistic term of art.
According to this, this, and this source, a portmanteau word is a word made up of parts of other words.
Portmanteau itself arose that way, after all, as a blend of the French words porter (to carry) and manteau (cloak).
agoraphilia.blogspot.com /2005/02/unpacking-portmanteau-words.html   (733 words)

 Portmanteau Words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You see, it's like a portmanteau - there are two meanings packed into one word." Among several other words Carroll created chortle (a combination of 'chuckle' and 'snort') and galumph (a combination of 'gallop' and 'triumph').
So, a portmanteau or blend word is one derived by combining portions of two or more separate words.
Interestingly, portmanteau itself is a blend word, originating from the French portemanteau, a compound formed from porter (to carry) and manteau (cloak).
users.tinyonline.co.uk /gswithenbank/portmant.htm   (118 words)

 Anne Mallory Romance Author » Blog Archive » portmanteau
A portmanteau (from 16th century French, plural portmanteaux) is a large travelling case made of leather.
Originally designed to carry (porte) your coats (manteaux), the portmanteau stands on end, so that the coats are hung vertically, and opens up like a book to make a pair of mini-closets joined by hinges.
Portmanteau has a different definition in today’s world — as a combination word that has two meanings or sounds packed into one word.
www.annemallory.com /portmanteau.htm   (157 words)

 The word podcast is a portmanteau : Today's Podcast By Scott Brenner.
A portmanteau is a word that is formed by combining two words and their meanings.
Other well know portmanteau's are camcorder- camera and recorder, smog- smoke and fog and spork- spoon and fork.
The Chunnel is an example of portmanteau that is a proper name.
todayspodcast.com /archives/2005/01/the_word_podcas_1.html   (203 words)

 Ceramic Bags - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have been creating ceramics from stoneware for several years having studied at the Malvern Hills College, England, and for the last three years I have been concentrating exclusively on an art form that is building my reputation.
Under the name "Portmanteau", these distinctive and highly individual items are becoming collectors' pieces.
I chose the name "Portmanteau" meaning "a carrying receptacle" because these bags can hold water and therefore can be used as vases, containers for jewellery, loose change, business or invitation cards, or simply "Objects d'art ".
www.portmanteauceramics.co.uk   (213 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
“Portmanteau”, simply put, is a word that is formed by combining both sounds and meanings from two or more words.
And from that originates a “portmanteau film” — a film consisting of several different short films, which may or may not be tied together by a single theme or premise.
But then a portmanteau film comes with its own charm where a new crew sets up a new location every second day to make a new story.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060504/asp/calcutta/story_6181608.asp   (835 words)

 Portmanteau Words
Portmanteau words mash together the sounds and meanings of two other words, or as Humpty Dumpty tells Alice in "Through the Looking-Glass," they pack two meanings into one word (portmanteau = suitcase or valise).
Some portmanteau words paint vivid mental pictures, such as Lewis Carroll's slithy toves who are lithe and slimy at the same time.
Many portmanteau words have come into use since 1993, when Portmanteau Dictionary: Blend Words in the English Language, Including Trademarks and Brand Names was published, but it's a huge collection and you can pick it up used if you don't want to pay the steep price of a new copy.
creativityforyou.com /portman.html   (420 words)

 Carolyn's Corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Portmanteau words often result from the need to have just the right word to describe something.
Portmanteau words labeled as "slang" would probably not be selected, either.
But many portmanteau words, like smog (smoke + fog), brunch (breakfast + lunch), and chortle (chuckle + snort) are perfect "spelling bee words." "Portmanteau Words" would be a great title for another chapter in your spelling notebook.
www.spellingbee.com /cc06/week06/portmanteau.shtml   (435 words)

 Portmanteau: Interesting Thing of the Day
The linguistic sense of portmanteau is a single-morpheme word that substitutes for (and functions grammatically as) two morphemes.
One of my favorite examples is the word intertwingle—a portmanteau of “intertwine” and “intermingle”—which one of my editors uses when she wants to tell me that I’ve written a sentence or paragraph that mixes two concepts that should properly be separated.
Many portmanteau words are coined with humorous or ironic intent, and later become absorbed into the language as legitimate entries in the dictionary.
itotd.com /articles/549/portmanteau   (849 words)

 portmanteau - Wiktionary
A large travelling case usually made of leather, and opening into two equal sections.
portmanteau (no comparative or superlative; used only before a noun)
2002: The overall narrator of this portmanteau story - for Dickens co-wrote it with five collaborators on his weekly periodical, All the Year Round - expresses deep, rational scepticism about the whole business of haunting.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Portmanteau   (287 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day
The standard sense of portmanteau is 'a case or bag to carry clothing in while traveling, especially a leather trunk or suitcase the opens into to halves'.
This use of portmanteau is an allusion to that word-buff's favorite, Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1872), which has many passages of linguistic (and mathematical, and philosophical, and...) interest.
Portmanteau is first found outside of Carroll in 1882.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19990203   (280 words)

 neologasm: portmanteau Archives
The most common doubrivative is acceleration, a rate of change in a velocity, which is itself the rate of change in a position.
The property of a pair of tree data structures that the directed graphs of their structures and the contents of their nodes are equivalent.
Strictly speaking, the word analogous to modem would be codec, short for coder/decoder, but that word has a specific meaning in popular usage: the software “driver” for an audio or video file format.
neologasm.org /neologasm/portmanteau   (669 words)

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In the old days a portmanteau was a huge leather suitcase divided into two compartments.
With perseverance, and with a fat friend to put his weight on top, a college sophomore could pack enough stuff in a portmanteau to last a whole term.
The portmanteau sentence is so packed with compound subjects, subordinate clauses, prepositional phrases and immaterial modifiers that the sense of the thing gets lost.
www.uexpress.com /printable/print.html?uc_full_date=20000206&uc_comic=jk   (593 words)

 A Capital Idea: Cramming it in
It's been awhile since I've heard "portmanteau words," and I looked up the origin to see if there's a link.
Portmanteau words are the same as blend words, those coined by combining two other words in form and meaning: brunch, smog, chortle.
Those were Portmanteau Sentences, so named for the 16th-century suitcase.
nstockdale.blogspot.com /2005/02/cramming-it-in.html   (247 words)

 hardemment - WordReference Forums
Based on what Pierrot and Valerie wrote, "hardemment" sounded to me like a portmanteau word made up of "hardement" and "ardemment" even though it seems to be just a mistake unintended by the writer.
Carroll is famous for his portmanteau words, which seem like normal words but are not.
Thus "hardemment" is neither an ordinary portmanteau word nor a creative portmanteau word.
forum.wordreference.com /showthread.php?t=5811   (548 words)

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Amid the clatter of empty milk cans Sorrell addressed himself to the porter who was removing the brown portmanteau from the luggage van, but the porter either did not or would not trouble to hear him.
The straps--" The porter swung the portmanteau out of the van and let it fall with a full flop upon the platform, and like Judas it burst asunder, and extruded a portion of its contents upon the asphalt.
The incident had touched the boy; he had seen that look in his father's eyes, and he felt--somehow--that it was not the portmanteau but his father who had gaped and betrayed a whole clutter of painful and shabby problems.
gutenberg.net.au /ebooks02/0200501.txt   (23334 words)

 Trent's Trust and Other Stories - Book I - Chapter III
For, although it was easy to make up the small sum taken, and the papers were safe in Miss Avondale's possession, yet this displacement of the only link between him and his missing benefactor, and the mystery of its disappearance, raised all his old doubts and suspicions.
That the portmanteau was taken from his room during his absence with Miss Avondale that afternoon was evident.
The night he arrived was spent in an orgy on board ship, which he did not leave until the early evening of the next day, although, after his erratic fashion, he had ordered a room at a hotel.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/shortstories/TrentsTrustandOtherStories/chap3.html   (4097 words)

 Portmanteau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A portmanteau (plural: Portmanteaux or portmanteaux) is a word that is formed by combining two words.
The word giraffiti can be classified as either the first (according to spelling) or the third (according to sound) kind of portmanteau.
Linguists also use the term portmanteau for contractions.
portmanteau.500.iqnaut.net   (665 words)

 Portmanteau Presentations - Managing Live Communications for Your Business
The Portmanteau proposition is this: We have decades of experience working with events of all sizes, from the smallest of boardroom presentations to the biggest of car launches.
We recognise that our clients are busy managing their own businesses, and want us to get on with the job.
On the other hand, the launch of the Renault M├ęgane used over 200 personnel, over 60 of whom were on site for the event itself.
www.portmanteau.co.uk /pages/faq.htm   (544 words)

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