Words have their progressions. . . . "Forest-cabin-village-city- academy" is one rough progression. Another: "mountain-plain-riverbank." And every word expands with psychological inevitability. Take the Latin words: "Lex."

1. Lex = Crop of acorns.
2. Ilex = Tree that produces acorns.
3. Aquilex - he that gathers the waters.
5. Lex = Gathering together of peoples, public assembly.
6. Lex = Law.
7. Legere = To gather together letters into a word, to read.

(Samuel Becket, Dante. Bruno. Vico. Joyce: p. 8)

Introduction Lexical Lattice