I couldn't find documented info about it, but apparently some ".it" Italian websites use it. Do we have gender declension for pronoun "qualcuno"; for example, here which one is correct:

Non vedo nessuno! non c'e qualcuno stella nel cielo.

or this way:

Non vedo nessuna! non c'e qualcuna stella nel cielo.

  • I meant "there is no sky in the sky", like the first moments of sunset. when still there is no star in the sky to be seen! and of course i meant that "e", the third person singular of verb "essere"! but i didn't have that accent on my keyboard special while i could copy and paste from somewhere, but i thought it's not that much big deal to not get distinguished by "e" with the meaning of "and".
    – Armin
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 19:29

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Neither is correct. Besides the fact that it is c'è, not c'e, did you mean “there are no stars in the sky” or “there are some stars in the sky”?

In the former case, it is Non c'è nessuna stella in cielo (or the slightly more formal Non c'è alcuna stella in cielo); in the latter, C'è qualche stella in cielo.

To answer the rest of your question, qualcuno has indeed a masculine and a feminine (qualcuna) form, but it is just a pronoun; in modern Italian it is not affixed to a noun. So, say:

C'è qualche stella? Sì, ce n'è qualcuna.

And, in most cases you use a capital letter after an exclamation mark.

  • Thanks for your explanation, now I can distinguish the difference of "nessuno" and "qualcuno". Thus, as I got "nessuno" can be used either as pronoun or adjective while "qualcuno" is only pronoun.
    – Armin
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 19:35
  • That's perfectly right, @Armin, about the difference in the modern use of nessuno and qualcuno.
    – DaG
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 22:26
  • Unrelated, but it spawns from your answer @DaG: when do you have lowercase after an exclamation mark? Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 8:52
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    @DiegoMartinoia: Un esempio al volo, che cito dal Nuovo manuale di stile di Roberto Lesina: «Normalmente il punto esclamativo conclude il periodo ed è seguito da iniziale maiuscola. Se però è posto al termine di una frase inserita nel discorso, il testo successivo continua con la lettera minuscola: “Perbacco! potevi stare più attento”».
    – DaG
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 12:17

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