Describing a person's appearance
Describing a person's appearance is a language function.
We can generally describe a person using:
- their ethnicity or race, typically as perceived by the describer as opposed to self-definition by the person concerned which is typically unknown.
- skin colour
- height (e.g. tall, short, medium-height)
- build (e.g. skinny, stocky, muscular)
- weight (e.g. overweight, obese, fat, thin)
- hair colour
- eye colour
- for men, facial hair.