[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.