Expanding on https://css-tricks.com/navigation-in-lists-to-be-or-not-to-be/ -- I'm quite against using lists to clutter ones markup, unless we're talking actual typographical (bulleted, numbered) lists.
Will this, however, affect my ranking?
I've noticed if I do, say:
<nav> <a>Lorem</a> <a>Ipsum</a> <a>Dolor</a> <a>Sit</a> <a>Amet</a> </nav>
that my search result will look like:
example.com - My page title www.example.com/url/to/page - Translate this page LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet...
Has anyone else experienced this? Is it because I lack a sitemap?