ASL sign for: star

Definition: An object in the sky that sends out its own light, generated by nuclear reactions in its center.

Plural noun of STAR: stars; any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night.

Sentence example

Gloss: STAR/\ CL:innumerable-in-sky(aah) [nod] MANY PLURAL-PRONOUN STUDY THEY FINISH TRY COUNT++ [neg] FAIL.

English equivalent: Many astronomers have tried to count the innumerable stars in the sky and have failed.

These glosses are rough. In this ASL sentence, there is a relative clause approximately as "those who study stars" that is referred to 'astronomers'.

In topicalization, STAR is the topic.