The old folks in the nursing homes are toothless lispers
with voices worn with age.
There are certain departures from Tuscan: the Provencal of Arnaut Daniel in Purgatorio XXVI; the playful use of Bolognese slang in the meeting with Caccianemico in Inferno XVIII and Lucchese dialect in his meeting with Bonagiunta in Purgatorio XXIV; the nonsense of Nimrod in Inferno XXXI; the brief explosions of Latin in the greetings of Cacciaguida and the Latin hymns of angels; the swift and marked switch to the voi form in Canto XVI of the Paradiso; the inclusion, as Osip Mandelstam noted, of many kinds of stammerers, baby-talkers, and tongue-tied lispers
This level of abstraction helps beginning Lispers
new to macros and stream management.
In addition to alphanumerics, here's another way of turning letters into numbers: LETTERS LITTERS LISTERS LISPERS LIMPERS LUMPERS LUMBERS NUMBERS