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Mitch Halley (/ˈhæli/),[a][1] better known online as hbmmaster or jan Misali (sitelen pona: jan [mi sona ante li])[2], is an American YouTuber and notable Tokiponist. His channel covers a variety of topics, including music, video games, conlanging, and Toki Pona in particular.

Works[edit | edit source]

jan Misali has translated several songs to Toki Pona, and has created medleys of preexisting Toki Pona music.[3] Some of his best-known pieces are their covers of "Dreams of Our Generation" from Rhythm Heaven Fever, "kulupu jan tenpo" (2020),[4] and "Dreams of Our "Conglang" Community (Cute Fraud)" (2018).[5]

Courses[edit | edit source]

12 Days of sona pi toki pona[edit | edit source]

12 Days of sona pi toki pona is a popular 2015 video series that teaches the basics of Toki Pona.[6] jan Misali created each episode in one day, resulting in some minor mistakes.

toki pona lessons[edit | edit source]

toki pona lessons is a second 12-part series, started in 2021.[7]

Outside of Toki Pona[edit | edit source]

Conlang Critic[edit | edit source]

Conlang Critic is a series of reviews of constructed languages that used to be the focus of jan Misali's YouTube channel.[8]

In 2017, he endorsed Toki Pona, citing its accessible pronunciation and grammar, and the logic of creating simple noun phrases.[9] Misali reviewed Toki Pona as if it were an international auxiliary language to highlight its comparative simplicity. Their only point of criticism was the lacking number system. Throughout Conlang Critic, Toki Pona maintained its rank as the best "interlang" until the ranking system was abandoned.

Seximal[edit | edit source]

jan Misali endorses a base-6 numeral system, specifically by the term seximal. Beyond making videos on the subject, he is the author of the website seximal.net. The overlap between his audience and the Toki Pona community may have inspired seximal Toki Pona number systems.

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Misali uses he/him and they/them pronouns.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (n.d.). About. YouTube. Archived from the original on 2 October 2023. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  2. jan Misali [@hbmmaster]. (14 January 2023). [Reply to @temmiemew posted in the #toki pona channel in the ma pona pi toki-pona Discord server]. Discord.
    @temmiemew: @hbmmaster what is your personal cartouche name
    @hbmmaster: mi-sona-ante-li
  3. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (n.d.). kalama musi pi toki pona. YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  4. jan Misali. (27 November 2020). "kulupu jan tenpo". jan Misali [@HMBmaster]. YouTube. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  5. jan Misali. (3 April 2018). "Dreams of Our "Conglang" Community (Cute Fraud)". jan Misali [@HMBmaster]. YouTube. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  6. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (n.d.). sona pi toki pona. YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  7. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (n.d.). toki pona lessons. YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  8. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (n.d.). Conlang Critic. YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  9. Halley, Mitch (jan Misali) (23 February 2017). Conlang Critic Episode Twelve: Toki Pona. Archived from the original on 9 September 2023. YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2023.

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