Phonological similarity and the irrelevant speech
... The irrelevant speech consisted of three sets of
six words. Words in one set, FEE, HE, KNEE,
LEE, ME, and SHE, end in a long E sound. A
second set of words, EBB, ECHO, EDGE, EGG,
ET, and ETCH, begin with a short E sound. The
third set of words, BAY, HOE, IT, ODD, SHY,
and UP do not have any sound in ...