[tied] Re: Dating Wednesday?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 17926
Date: 2003-01-22

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <tgpedersen@...>
> To: <cybalist@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:25 PM
> Subject: [tied] Re: Dating Wednesday?
> > How about the Finnish days of the week: sunnuntai, manantai,
tiistai, keskiviikko, torstai, perjantai, lauantai. A mixed bunch.
> Not so mixed. <keskiviikko> is a calque of Mittwoch (German
influence); all the rest are of (Old) Swedish origin.
> Piotr

I don't understand when that High German influence should have
occurred. At no time has Finnish been under High German influence
that wasn't mediated through Swedish. Swedish does not have any 'mid-
week'. And are saying /perjantai/ is the Finnish rendition of
Swedish /fre:dag/? Any other examples of Finnish p- for loaned f- ?