Affixation is, as the word implies, the affixing of another part of speech to the root of a word. Affixations are generally "prefixes" and "suffixes" which are added or affixed to the root word.
An example of an affixation may be seen in adding the prefix "pre" to the root word "fix". We have affixed one part (the prefix pre) to the root word"fix" to form the new word "prefix"
Another form of affixation is through the use of suffixes. By adding the suffix "less" to the root word "cloud", we create a new word "cloudless".
All of these forms of word building classifications are further broken down into their own classifications. For example, a composition word formation is broken down further into classifications titled as follows: endocentric, exocentric, copulative, and appositional. These forms are further represented as mathematical formulas. For instance:
An endocentric composition is represented by the formula A+B denotes a special kind of B. Examples of this include words as "darkcloud" or "blue bird". "A", in this case, is modifying B.
The "Language Planners" and "The Mystics"
Essentially, the language planners were a group working on the development of a "Universal Language" purported to follow the dictates of "science and reason", while the mystics were those seeking to develop the language in a more occult format or formula, or those lacking "all sense and reason".
One such work highlighting this issue was written by Jaap Maat, Philosophical Languages of the 17th Century: Delgarno, Wilkins, Liebniz.
Maat, in quoting Ward from the 1600's, writes:
Such a language as this (where every word were a definition and contain'd the nature of the thing) might not unjustly be termed a naturall Language, and would afford that which the Cabalists and the Rosycrucians have vainly sought for in the Hebrew, and in the names assigned by Adam, which M. Webster, passing the bounds of sense and reason, would bring under the Laws and regulations of Donatus (Ward 1654:22)
What this hints at is that in the early development of the English language, there have been two primary operative schools: the Mystics (Cabalists) and the Language Planners (Universal Language Architects). Modern academics seeks to pit one group against the other, yet common sense says that there should have been some merging of the two schools at some level within the language development.
"Words" and "The Nature of the Thing"
Many treatises have been written about the concept of "the name" and "the essence of the thing".
From the Greeks Cratylus we find a whole play dedicated to essentially this concept.
Soc. Then the teacher, when he gives us a name, uses the work of the
Her. I agree.
Soc. And is every man a legislator, or the skilled only?
Her. The skilled only.
Soc. Then, Hermogenes, not every man is able to give a name, but only
a maker of names; and this is the legislator, who of all skilled artisans
in the world is the rarest.
This concept is transposed, or modified, within general discourse relative to English, oft referred to as "Adam naming names" from the idea that "God" brought all the animals before Adam and the animals were thus given a name.
What is to be gleaned from all this is that somewhere in the nether world of history, the process of naming names, owing to the reality that, or so it appears, there was an historical connection to a time when "things" did not have name, that the very naming of names was a refined art.
The thing and its essence, to include the spiritual properties or observations of thing, were all taken into account within the naming of the thing. Elements of nature were keen to be fused to the "thing". Thus, in the "mane" and "strength" of the "LION" could be fused properties of the SUN, fused further to the sign of the LION (LEO), each revealing elements of an Occult construction.
Symbols and Roots as Qaballistic Constructions
Additionally, there exist "sacred nomenclatures" as "roots".
The more "profane" examples of "sacred nomenclatures" being used as "roots" would be the god Mercury.
Merchant, for instance, invokes the god Mercury, while the ACE, JACK, and KING of the playing cards reveals a clever cipher regarding the Platonic Great Year when reduced to their Letters AJK.
Letters, themselves, remain the primary arbiter of "truth".
The Letter B, for instance, relates to a pregnant woman. It is "latent life", while the R is the breaking of the waters, or "manifested life". OM as EM as ME is harmonic song of individual existence, and hence we can add a B to OM to B and get a BOMBER, or something that "drops something from it's belly" as would a pregnant woman.
The BA is the spirit as it enters the body at birth and exists while the body lives, while the KA is spiritual element of the soul at death that "rises up to the Gods".
The Letter B is of course a part of the birthing process, while the Letter K is symbolic of light reflecting from a mirror, hinting at the mirror image of the person and the disincarnate soul at death.
Since we define the lower elements (matter) as being the realm of Jehovah/Typhon/Seth, it is the KA that rises up and escapes the clutches of Typhon and the material world.
This concept becomes uniquely represented by the word ESCALATOR, or "it's the Ka, later - afterwards, it rises up."
Since the Letter L is Jehovah/Typhon/Seth, the process of rising up from the waters of Typhon is the same process as the Ka rising up.
In this case, the concept is called an "elevator", or an "El EVADER", or that which "evades El", or Jehovan/Typhon/Seth.
Words can be seen to invoke Isis and are often found in the "knitting" or "knots" was in the "navy", but a "navy", which has everything to do with "water", is too linked to the "navel", or the part of the body through which the umbilical chord is connected and provides the fetus with the water within which to survive and thrive pending an immersion into matter, from which a cut off from the spiritual world is effected.
Of course, water and rain and an umbrella are not far from an umbilical chord, and on and on it goes.
Of Ba's, Bats, and Baths
The word must represent in nature the essence of the thing. In this case, each of the essences reduces down to the Letter B.
The BA, which is the part of the soul that is the "BABY" that enters the body at the time of birth, all revolves around the Letter B. Since A is 1 and Y is 9, it could be said that the letter sequence A-Y represents the 9 months of gestation, or the completion of one cycle (the Z being the All) and hence a completion of the pre-birthing cycle.
At around 36-38 weeks, during a normal pregnancy, the fetus flips upside down and rests with its head to the ground until birth. Hence we see the physical resting link of the BA(by) to the BAT in that each rests with its head to the ground. The BA is linked to the fetus (baby) and the BAT equally.
As Liebniz stated,
Our mind is so fertile in abstracting, that it can discover of any given number of things their genus, that is the concept that is common to them all and to none outside.
In the case of Ba's, Bat's, and Baths, it is as easy as knowing your ABC's and how these letters are used in the constructions of "things".