pmda wrote:Etsi declinatio 'aliquis' (cuis 'aliqua' forma est.) est:
n. aliquis, aliquis, aliquid;
v. aliquis, aliquis, aliquid;
a. aliquem, aliquam, aliquid;
g. alicuius, alicuius, alicuius;
d. alicui, alicui, alicui;
a. aliquō, aliquā, aliquō;
n. aliquī,aliquae, aliquae
v. aliquī, aliquae, aliquae
a. valiquōs, aliquās, aliquae
nachtebuch wrote:We happened to cover this in class today. According to my tutor, aliquis, aliquid does not share the quae found in the declination of quis, quid; the standard nominative neuter plural form for aliquis, aliquid is, in fact, aliqua.
It also happens to be the case that by convention, aliquis, aliquid loses the ali- after si, nisi, num, and ne, which would also explain Orberg's bracketing of the ali-.
I think that the inflections that I pasted above from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aliquis are wrong in any case. The feminine singular of aliquis is given also as 'aliquis'. Surely it's 'aliqua' or 'aliquae'.
nachtebuch wrote: but if you're talking about aliquis, aliquid, which is the pronoun, then there is no distintion between masculine and feminine because it is based on the interrogatives quis, quid rather than qui, quae, quod.