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THE NINE IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES 47


a. Note the peculiar neuter singular ending in -d of alins. The genitive alius is rare. Instead of it use alterius, the genitive of alter. d. These peculiar case endings are found also in the declension of pro- nouns (see § 114). For this reason these adjectives arc sometimes called the pronominal adjectives. . Learn the following idioms : alter, -era, -erum . . . alter, -era, -erum, M^ t?«^ . . . the other {pi tvio) alius, -a, -ud . . . alius, -a, -ud, one . . . another {pi any number) alii, -ae, -a. . . . alii, -ae, -a, some . . . others EXAMPLES . Alterum oppidum est magnum, alterum parviun, the one town is large, the other small (of two towns). . Aliud oppidum est validum, aliud infirmum, one town is strong, another weak (of towns in general). . Alii gladids, alii scuta portant, some carry swords, others shields. . EXERCISES I. I. In utra casa est lulia? lulia est in neutra casa. 2. Null! malo puero praemium dat magister. 3. Alter puer est nauta, alter agricola. 4. Alii viri aquam, alii terram amant. 5. Galba Gnus (or solus) cum studio laborat. 6. Estne uUus carrus in agro meo? 7. Lesbia est ancilla alterius dominl, Tullia alterius. 8. Lesbia sola cenam parat. 9. Cena nullius alterius ancillae est bona. 10. Lesbia null! alii viro cenam dat. Note. The pronominal adjectives, as you observe, regularly stand before and not after their nouns. II. I. 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. . Our whole village is suffering for (i.e. weak because of) lack of food. . The people are already hastening to the other town. 7. Among the Romans (there) is no lack of grain.