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Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> On 2009-06-01 David Peterson wrote:
>> It seems doubtful that Latin would have used demonstratives 
>> indefinitely as English does on occasion ("So I'm talking to this guy, 
>> and he's like...").
>>
> 
> IIRC Classical Latin would've used _quidam_ 'a
> certain'.  I'm certain this word never made it
> into Vulgar Latin, but I can't find definite (!)
> info on what was used instead.  Probably UNUS,
> ALIQUIS, ALIQU'UNUS.

Your memory is 100% correct    :)

Altho Latin did not have definite/indefinite built into its grammar, it 
could, of course, show these concepts when needed.

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