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The root aer- used to be pronounced with a hiatus, but this seems to have become mostly archaic. Peter Shor mentioned this in some comments with a link to the Webster's 1892 International Dictionary, which shows the pronunciation of aërial as /eɪˈi.ri.əl/. I don't know for sure why the pronunciation changed to have /ɛər/. Here's some speculation. It looks ...

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