[We join the conversation already in progress.]
Linguist Subject #4З7: ... here you wrote “the Principal”
Linguist Subject #9Ο2: No, no, it’s “Principal”. There are many levels, actually. “Principal”, “secondary”, “ancillary”, and so on
Linguist Subject #7б5: Indeed! Most linguists don’t get into all of that, though, because the stubble of our field yields to just about anything. Frankly, Occam’s Butter Knife would cut most syntactic theories to shreds.
[The more you know...]