In "Sea-Changed Words" in the February 1969 issue of Word Ways, Howard Bergerson discussed ways of transforming words using numerical equivalents for their letters. In "Ten Logotopian Lingos (Part 2)" in the February 1971 issue of Word Ways, J. A. Lindon presented a conversation in Numbo-Carrean, a language where all words correspond to squares. However, neither article exploited the possibilities of the most natural lnk between words and numbers: base 26.
Cohen, Philip M.
Word Ways: Vol. 10
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol10/iss1/12