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Consonant cluster reduction in partial reduplications of Salish and Temiar is analyzed under synergistic weakening by dissimilation and cluster simplification. These reduplications are peculiar because their reduplicants appear on the wrong side, with the final consonant of the root copied and put in front. It is argued that such peculiarities arise as a result of consonant cluster reduction that drops one of the identical consonants in a C1C2C1 cluster. This analysis reveals that essentially the same cluster reduction rule is used in shaping the reduplicants in both Salish and Temiar.: Tthe difference between them arises by changing the direction of and the conditions on the rules of dissimilation and cluster simplification, the two universal processes that cooperate to bring about the reduction.