Old Literary Finnish

Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Old Literary Finnish
  • Alternate names: vanha kirjasuomi
  • Language code: xfino
  • Language family: Uralic, Finnic (SIL classification)
  • Earlier form of: Finnish
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script: Latin script

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    Old Literary Finnish is defined as the form of written Finnish that was used in the period between the publication of the first book printed in Finnish (Mikael Agricola’s ABC -book published in the 1540s) and the year 1810, which marked the start of the battle between the western and eastern Finnish dialects. The Finnish literature of this extensive period is often also referred to as the literature of the Swedish period.

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