jan Kekan San

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Gregory Danielson III[1] (pronouns: he/him), better known online as gregdan3 or jan Kekan San[a]

(sitelen pona:
jan [ken.. kalama.. nasa]
[mute::]
[2][b])

, is an American Tokiponist and software engineer.

He is a notable Toki Pona teacher in the online community, the lead programmer for Linku, and an event host and moderator for Ma Toki Pona VR.

His avatar is a floating, yellow star with eyes, wearing a red bowtie, together with two floating gloved hands. It was designed by 3D artist Thundergear[3] as an upgrade from the public VRChat avatar "StarryMan" by user Johnnyǃǃ,[4] itself based on the Super Star from the Mario franchise.

jan Kekan San is credited in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition) as a proofreader.[c]

jan Sonja recommends jan Kekan San as a freelance Toki Pona translator and proofreader.[5]

Teaching[edit | edit source]

jan Kekan San started producing lectures on Ma Toki Pona VR group around July 2022, using his iconic avatar, and posting them on YouTube. He grew to become a prominent teacher, especially in the ma pona pi toki pona community.

Discography[edit | edit source]

No. Title Artists Year Ref(s).
1 "carry (feat.) jan kekan san" jan Usawi feat. jan Kekan San 2023 [6]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Common head nouns include jan and mun, referencing his star avatar.
  2. Other people uncommonly write his sitelen pona name using the glyph for san (san) instead of mute (mute). jan Kekan San has said that he disapproves of this and that the glyph should be written as mute and be read as San.
  3. Credited in sitelen pona without nasin sitelen kalama as
    jan [ken e kalama ante nasa]
    [mute]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "gregdan3". GitHub. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  2. jan Kekan San [@gregdan3]. (27 September 2022). [Message posted in the #pali-musi channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 15 December 2023.
  3. jan Kekan San [@gregdan3]. (30 August 2022). [Message posted in the #ale-general channel in the MA TOKI PONA VR Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 19 January 2024. "[...] i paid $25 for a solid model with rigging to jan Iseja, and then $100 for a much more complex and quest compatible starman avatar from Thundergear (who jan Toluneko got me in contact with) (also this is the avatar I use now)".
  4. Johnny!!. (26 July 2020). "StarryMan". VRChat. Retrieved 19 January 2024.
  5. Sonja Lang. "Toki Pona (official site)". tokipona.org. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  6. jan Usawi. (5 August 2023). "toki Gaming". Bandcamp. Retrieved 17 December 2023.

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