ASL sign for: star

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.

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.

ASL written for STAR

ASL digit written and contributed by Todd Hicks in the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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