Fixing words

by Kelvin Smith

Bits that appear in front of some words prefix expectations of meaning to come. Afterwards, a suffix will twist a word’s tail.   Beginnings hark back to older languages and the ends come from settlers and conquerors: the edges of these words change the way we look at things.  With prefixes and suffixes they extend explorations of unlikely contraindications that simultaneously dominate and dislocate metaphysical interpretations and ontological predeterminations. Prefixes and suffixes can add clarity or create confusion.