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.


Related signs: MOON, SUN, CELEBRITY.

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.

Star Person
Photo by Jolanta Lapiak, 2019

A salesperson didn't ask for the Deaf customer's name in writing. Instead, she wrote "Star" on the changeroom door. The customer thought it was sweet and it made her smile but at the same time, she thought it would be nice to take an effort to ask for her name.

Untitled, experimental digital art (December 31, 2019) by ASL literary media artivist Jolanta Lapiak.

The ASL writing shows the writing movement of the ASL word STAR. Inside the moon, the written ASL words are written as (translated) WISDOM, MOON, NATURE, SPIRIT.

In the right bottom corner of the moon, it is the signature of the name sign.

ASL written for STAR

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