[tied] Re: Dating Wednesday?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 17927
Date: 2003-01-22

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...>"
<tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> --- 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 you saying /perjantai/ is the Finnish rendition of
> Swedish /fre:dag/? Any other examples of Finnish p- for loaned f- ?
>
> Torsten

BTW this might be relevant: "sunday" is <s√łndag> in Danish (etc),
but "sun" is <sol>. If the remark "the Aesir say 'sunna', we
say 'sol'" is true, the names of the days of the week is an import to
Scandinavia from W. Germanic (hardly surprising).

Torsten