Q. maxo n. “mire” (Category: Mud, Mire)
A word in both the Outline of Phonetic Development (OP1) of the 1930s and the Outline of Phonology (OP2) of the 1950s, where it was glossed “sticky substance, mire” (PE19/48) and “mire” (PE19/101). In both places, it was derived from ✶mazgō, and served to illustrated the sound change whereby [z] plus voiced stop became unvoiced (zg > sk > ks = x) in Ancient Quenya.
Reference ✧ PE19/101 ✧ makso “mire”
|✶mazgō/ŭ > makso||[mazgō] > [maskō] > [masko] > [makso]||✧ PE19/101|