Friday, February 23, 2024

A Generator for New Words, Or: Automatically Grafting Prefixes and Suffixes Garned from Wikitionary

Special thanks to friend of the blog Rook for coming up with this idea. Caution: some words generated may already exist.

If you'd like to do some combinatorialization of your own, click the links below:

To generate a word here, click the button below:

Special thanks to Spwack for making the generator generator used for this post:


  1. Oh this is good.

    A few of my favorites so far:
    infranym (the name below)
    ambisonia (wisdom of both, this is what gives me decision paralysis)
    chromogamy (marriage of colors)
    astroscribe (star write)
    deuterlogue (second speech - refers to a monologue that is a response to a monologue in a kind of call and answer)
    ectocracy (rule by outsiders)

  2. Ophiometer: a device for measuring the length of snakes