Why not Estis multaj da alioj?
That seems more grammatical
to me as well!
Yes, I would think that "others" operates as a noun rather than an adjective.
I would agree, I find it sounds awkward as an adjective
Does this sound odd to anyone else?
Estis :: there were.
I agree. It's odd for me too.
A month ago, there were twenty of us. Yesterday, there were eight. Now we're five...
This will undoubtedly be part of the upcoming "Bad breakups" section
If "estis" means "there were" how would you say "it was"?
Estis multaj personoj tie.
There were many people there.
It was hot.