hi, what do we call structures like white-haired man? Linguists or philology students, speak up,:)
Well I was wondering if there was a special term for it or a theory behind it, like we can make nouns from verbs adding ing and we call them gerunds, so maybe there is a term for this structure.
"white-haired man" is a man with white hair.
The adjective white-haired is compounded from two other adjectives, joined by a hyphen. As usual in English, it precedes the noun 'man'.
If you're referring specifically to "white-haired", it could be called a compound adjective.