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Mōtung:Fēowertēoþa Gebētung þære Grundgesetnesse þāra Geānedra Rīca American

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A Cardinal Sin?[adiht fruman]

The original text obviously doesn't have written "Section the First" etc. Cardinal numbers are used in the Modern English for lists like this. I wondered why you changed the names to have ordinals? I am using the cardinal numbers here substantively, so Asniþung Anu means Section + the number One, that is like a compound noun. (I guess the smarty pants grammarian's word for Asniþung here would be a noun adjunct, which is absolutely identical in meaning to a compound noun.) According to Wikibooks' page on Old English numbers, if an Old English cardinal number is used substantively, or as a noun, it always declines strongly. But that is neither here nor there, so the question remains, why ordinals?Williamclayton (mōtung) 00:09, 4 Wēodmōnaþ 2017 (UTC)