We have studied many different adjectives and many different pronouns. Interestingly, there are some adjectives that use the same endings as pronouns. You can find the most common of these adjectives below. Some of them may be familiar to you.
- other, another [alias, allo-phone, else]
- above, beyond
- former, prefious
Such adjectives can be called pronominal adjectives, where the word "pronominal" means "connected to pronouns."
How To Use Them
As mentioned above, all of these word use pronoun endings. However, there is an irregularity in the case 1 and case 2 neuter singular. For all pronouns but anya, case 1 and case 2 will behave like the neuter -a noun, not like the neuter tad.
other (neuter singular, cases 1 and 2)
एकम्, परम्, सर्वम्, पूर्वम्, स्वम्
ekam, param, sarvam, pūrvam, svam
both, one, above, former, all, own (neuter singular, cases 1 and 2)
Since ubha refers to two things, it never appears in the singular.
You can remember this exception because anya, which means "other," is different from the other pronouns.