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In a message dated 8/8/2007 5:49:31 PM Central Daylight Time, 
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> It just occurred to me that "another" is kind of strange in English.
> Here's the relevant distribution:
> 
> (a) I want a different cookie.
> (b) I want another cookie.
> (c) *I want an another cookie.
> (d) ?I want an other cookie.
> (e) I want the other cookie.
> (f) *I want different cookie.
> 
> So "another" isn't properly an adjective, or it would have the
> same distribution as "different".  Yet I get the sense that "an other"
> is different from "another".  The thing that bothers me is that
> you clearly can't say "an another", unless "another" is some sort
> of brand name.
> 

Also consider "any other"/"some other".

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