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OT: terms for people with different hair colours

From:Matthew Turnbull <ave.jor@...>
Date:Monday, October 20, 2008, 5:08
OK, so English has, as I understand it the following
Red hair : a red-head
Brown hair : a brunette
Blond hair : a blond
Grey hair : a blue hair
Black hair : ???? (does English have a word for this)

I also seem to notice that all of these words are distinctly female, you
would say a guy was red-headed, but not a red-head (most of the time). And I
can't imagine calling a guy a brunette.

Anyhow, so I was wondering what all we know here about hair colour based
person terms, and if anyone has given it any thought in a conlang. I have
yet to give it serious thought, but after realizing there did not seem to be
one for black hair, I have started thinking about it.


Rebecca Bettencourt <beckiergb@...>
Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>