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[log in to unmask] writes:
>Actually all of western Romance went through the *masklu stage.  The
>change
>/sk/ > /s/ was regular in French under certain conditions which I dont
>remember off the top of my head.  Cf. *frankisku > francais!

So, if "macho" in Spanish comes from masclu, then in Montreiano it should
be maço. Since the rule is, that the group cl would become /ts/ (ç) as in
noç: nocte > noçe > noç.