When you describe things it can be very useful to use shape vocabulary. Flat shapes such as square and circle are used as loanwords in a lot of languages but 3D shapes are not as common.
Describing patterns is harder than a lot of people think. Here are some examples in some of my old photographs. First, I am wearing a plain suit, a checked shirt and a striped tie. The stripes run diagonally. Next, the tunnel is made of a series of semicircular arches. The windows of this building are … [Read more…]