It occurred to me recently that the way we refer to the pitch of notes is somewhat arbitrary. We refer to notes with a low frequency as "low" and notes with a high frequency as "high."
This doesn't have to be this way. We could perhaps refer to the relationship as slow/fast, wide/thin, big/small, or even high/low if referencing the period instead of the frequency. Do any cultures or languages use a different mental construct for pitch?
If so, does it have any impact on the way they interact with music? If not, is this from cultural mixing leading to one ubiquitous system, or because there's something inherently compelling about the low/high framing for human minds?