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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2003, 16:25
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> En réponse à Andreas Johansson : > > > >PS Isidora wrote of the hair colour of the people of her concultures. This > >trip saw a continuation of the longstanding quarrel re: me hair colour; all > >the Southern Europeans think I'm blond, while I'm most certainly not by my > >standards. It's amazing how much time we've by now spent on arguing about > this > >highly important question. Those who, for no good reason, want to form > their > >own opinion on the matter, may look at the photo at YUM. > > By my standards, you're dark blond. Your hair is definitely too light to be > brown. You actually have the same hair colour as mine, when I still had > enough hair ;))) , and everyone considered me to be dark blond, or at worst > "châtain clair" ("châtain" is a term specialised in hair colour which > designates a colour exactly between blond and brown - in French, "brun": > "brown" means "really dark" when it comes to hair colour -. So "châtain > clair" is on the light end of the spectrum, close to "dark blond".
The local French here agrees with you, but since they're from the South, it's always depressing to learn that Southern Europe evidently reaches all the way to the Channel ... :) Andreas