Old Finnish is the written Finnish language 1540-1820. This period begins when the first book was printed in Finnish and lasts until the end of the Swedish rule in Finland.
Most of the literary was translations of religious texts. During this period Turku was the capital of Finland; therefore the western dialects dominated in the language
The conjugation follows to a great extent that of modern Finnish.
Sample verb: racastaa to love
The source for this sample verb is taken from an unfinished excerpt of a Finnish grammar. This grammar contains some archaisms that date to no later than the begining of the 17th century.