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:

␣␣, \0agap