The Hoon language makes extensive use of non-alphanumeric symbols, most notably in composing runes. When discussing Hoon code aloud, it is cumbersome to say, for example, "exclamation mark left-angle bracket" in reference to the
!< rune. To make it easier, a set of pronounceable monosyllabic names for ASCII special symbols are conventionally used. In the
!< example, this would be called "zapgal", where
! is "zap" and
< is "gal".
Here is a complete list of pronunciations: