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alius, alia, aliud\, _other, another_ (of several) alter, altera, alterum\, the one, the other (of two) u:nus, -a, -um\, _one, alone_; (in the plural) _only_ u:llus, -a, -um\, any nu:llus, -a, -um\, _none, no_ so:lus, -a, -um\, alone to:tus, -a, -um\, _all, whole, entire_ uter, utra, utrum\, which? (of two) neuter, neutra, neutrum\, _neither_ (of two)


          MASC.  FEM.  NEUT. 
  Nom. nu:llus nu:lla nu:llum
  Gen. nu:lli:’us nu:lli:’us nu:lli:’us
  Dat. nu:lli:  nu:lli:  nu:lli: 
  Acc. nu:llum nu:llam nu:llum
  Abl. nu:llo:  nu:lla:  nu:llo: 

MASC.      FEM.         NEUT. 
Nom.  alius       alia        aliud
Gen.  ali:’us     ali:’us     ali:’us
Dat.  alii:        alii:        alii: 
Acc.  alium       aliam       aliud
Abl.  alio:        alia:        alio: 


    a. Note the peculiar neuter singular ending in -d of alius\. 
    The genitive
ali:us\ is rare.  Instead of it use alteri:us\, the
    genitive of

    b. These peculiar case endings are found also in the declension
    of pronouns (see Sec. 114).  For this reason these adjectives are
    sometimes called the pronominal adjectives\.

110. Learn the following idioms: 

  alter, -era, -erum\ ... alter, -era, -erum\, the one ... the other
    (of two)
  alius, -a, -ud\ ... alius, -a, -ud\, one ... another (of any
  alii, -ae, -a\ ... alii, -ae, -a\, some ... others


  1.  Alterum oppidum est magnum, alterum parvum, the one town is
  large, the other small
(of two towns).

  2.  Aliud oppidum est validum, aliud infirmum, one town is strong,
  another weak
(of towns in general).

  3.  Alii gladios, alii scuta portant, some carry swords, others


I. 1.  In utra casa est Iulia?  Iulia est in neutra casa. 2.  Nulli malo puero praemium dat magister. 3.  Alter puer est nauta, alter agricola. 4.  Alii viri aquam, alii terram amant. 5.  Galba unus (or solus) cum studio laborat. 6.  Estne ullus carrus in agro meo? 7.  Lesbia est ancilla alterius domini, Tullia alterius. 8.  Lesbia sola cenam parat. 9.  Cena nullius alterius ancillae est bona. 10.  Lesbia nulli alii viro cenam dat.

NOTE.  The pronominal adjectives, as you observe, regularly stand before and not after their nouns.

II. 1.  The men of all Germany are preparing for war. 2.  Some towns are great and others are small. 3.  One boy likes chickens, another horses. 4.  Already the booty of one town is in our fort. 5.  Our whole village is suffering for (i.e. weak because of) lack of food. 6.  The people are already hastening to the other town. 7.  Among the Romans (there) is no lack of grain.

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