Many languages have a little subsystem that uses a combination of particles of no*, some*, any*, every* or similar to create related question and negation words.
This is what the system roughly looks like this in English:
With complete sets like:
nothing, anything, something, everything
noone, anyone, someone, everyone
nowhere, anywhere, somewhere, everywhere
And incomplete sets like:
nohow, anyhow, somehow
never, any time, sometimes, every time
This looks very similar cross linguistically, although, some sets that are incomplete in one language are complete in another. E.g. Czech:
nikdy (lit. nowhen), někdy (lit. somewhen)
However, because the actual words that compose this subsystem fall across word classes (pronouns, adverbs, adjectives) and functions (e.g. negation vs. positive statements vs. indeterminate statements). I couldn't find any grammar (outside some learner grammars) that actually treats this as a subsystem.
Does anybody know of any studies and/or grammars of this subsystem in any language (or better still across languages). It's hard to research because there is no one term that I could find that covers all of these words. Yet, they are clearly related - I'm afraid I'm missing something obvious but I've been looking for a while.