Blend Words in English Language

 Blend Words in English Language

 

Blend Words in English Language

 

brunch = breakfast + lunch
foodoholic = food + alcoholic
guesstimate = guess + estimate
Spanglish = Spanish + English
Hinglish   ­= Hindi + English
pomato = potato + tomato

 

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Since English language is the one that is dynamic and ever changing, the formation of new variety of words is encouraged for the comfort of the people using the language. Blending in English is one among many word formation process categories which are used to build new words from existing ones. The other categories are deviation, compounding, acronyms, coinage, back formation, conversion, clipping etc.,

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A blend word or a blend is the combination of two separate words to produce a single new word. Generally blending takes place when we combine beginning part of one word and the end part of another word. These blend words in English language are sometimes also called portmanteaus. In the process of blending at least one word should be shortened and that can be done by a simple omission of a part or overlapping sounds or letters.

 

Following are the ways to form the blend words:

 

1. By using the first part of the first word and the last part of the second word:  (also called Portmanteas)

 

abilitude = ability + aptitude
advertorial = advertisement +‎ editorial
alcoholiday =alcohol + holiday 
alphanumeric = alphabetic + numeric
anecdotage = anecdote + dotage
aprium= apricot + plum
backcronym = back + acronym
bit = binary + digit
bleen = blue + green
blunge = blend + plunge
brainiac = brain + maniac
breathalyzer = breath + analyzer
brunch = breakfast + lunch
cama = camel + llama
camcorder = camera + recorder
cartune = cartoon + tune
celebrity = cell + celebrity
chexting = cheating + texting
cosmeceutical = cosmetic + pharmaceutical
digerati = digital + literati
duppie = depressed + yuppie
edupreneur = education + entrepreneur
edutainment = education + entertainment
email = electronic + mail
emoticon = emotion + icon
endorphin = endogenous + morphine
fanzine = fan + magazine
filmania =film + mania
floatel = float + hotel
forex = foreign + exchange
framily = friend + family
geep = goat + sheep
girus = giant + virus
glamazon = glamorous + amazon
globish = global + English
glocal = global + local
guck = goo + muck
guesstimate = guess + estimate
hectivity = hectic + activity
Hungarican = Hungarian+ American
infomercial = information + commercial
infotainment = information +entertainment
infotopia = information + utopia
Julielmo = Julie + Elmo (the names of two musicians)
keytar = keyboard + guitar
labradoodle = labrador + poodle
liger = lion + tiger
malware = malicious + software
mechatronics = mechanics +‎ electronics
mobot = mobile + robot
motel = motor + hotel
newscast = news + broadcast
Oxbridge = Oxford + Cambridge
phablet = phone + tablet
playbore =playboy + bore
pomato = potato + tomato
pulsar = pulsating + star
sheeple = sheep + people
slanguage = slang + language
smash = smack +‎ mash
smog = smoke + fog
snirt = snow + dirt
Spanglish = Spanish + English
spotch = spot + blotch
suspose = suspect + suppose
televangelist = television + evangelist
traficator = trafic + indicator
vitamin = vital + amine
vlog = video + blog
webinar = web + seminar

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2. By using the first parts of two words:

 

Amerind = American + Indian
avgas = aviation + gasoline
cosplay = costume + play
cyborg = cybernetic + organism
famicom = family + computer
hazmat = hazardous + material
modem = modulator + demodulator
Pokémon = pocket + monster
sitcom = situation + comedy
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3. By using the total of the first word and the last part of the second word:

 

beautillion= beau + cotillion
blacktress= black + actress
bluenette= blue + brunette
bookazine= book + magazine
boomburb= boom+ suburb
carbonrundum = carbon + corundum
civilogue= civil + dialogue
deskfast= desk + breakfast
dramality= drama + reality
foodoholic = food + alcoholic
jazzercise = jazz + exercise
staycation =stay + vacation
sunbrella =sun + umbrella

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 4. By using the part of the first word and total of the second word:

    
animutation = animation + mutation
architourism = architecture + tourism
automagic = automatic + magic
Cheaster = Christmas + Easter
dup = do + up
Eurasia = Europe + Asia
testlying = testify + lying
frenemy= friend + enemy
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