Is "no" - a negative pronoun, adverb or something else?
There was no reply.
The song was no strain on her voice.
What do you think about this?
Negative sentences with introductory "there" are formed in the usual way for the verbs which are their predicates, that is, by means of appropriate auxiliaries for all the verbs but to be. In the latter case two negative constructions are possible:
a) either with the negative pronoun no, as in:
There was no sign of him in the hall.
There is no knowing when he will come...(http://doclecture.net/1-7538.html)