The main questions at issue were:
If an object is called hĂ¶g high or lĂ„g low; what dimension is regarded?
When are the adjectives hĂ¶g high and lĂ„g low avoided for describing the vertical dimension; either in favour of the adjectives lĂ„ng long and kort short; which is the case for objects like curtains; or in favour of the adjectives tjock thick or tunn thin; which is the case for objects like a sheet of paper?
The results showed that if an object is called hĂ¶g high or lĂ„g low; the dimension being regarded is vertical. The dimension can either be actually vertical or canonically vertical (the latter is the case for an upright object that has been tilted temporarily). Further; hĂ¶g high and lĂ„g low are avoided if there is no mental conception that the described object has a direction upwards. Three-dimensional objects; that are comprehended as having primarily only two dimensions; like a sheet of paper; are called tjock thick or tunn thin instead of hĂ¶g high or lĂ„g low; if there occurs a need to talk about the third dimension. Objects that hang down; like curtains; are called lĂ„ng long or kort short instead of hĂ¶g high or lĂ„g low. Objects; whose shape and function do not encourage us to distinguish the vertical dimension from the horizontal one; like a pipe lying on the ground; are not called hĂ¶g high or lĂ„g low either.