Expected solvable difficulty
nohint+: experienced solvers
keywords+: most solvers
X-SAMPA was an alphabet designed to be an ASCII-compatible version of IPA. The phonetic symbols used in Vocaloid is also based on X-SAMPA. This question is inspired by a previous poster I put up a few years ago, featuring the same kind of phonetic symbols.
However, due to the simple pronunciation structure of the Japanese language, it would be too easy to guess with samples. Then I turned to English words instead. The questions are taken from the CMU X-SAMPA dictionary, with words chosen such that the X-SAMPA notation resembles less the form of the original word.
Expected thought process
Figure out the question is an X-SAMPA notation by experience (
nohint+) or keywords (
keyword+), then look it up in dictionary for the English word.
[S i][N\][dZ i][t a][m o][n o][w a][ts M][g o][-][n o][i][-][m o][-][s o][-][-][k M][4’ i][k a][e][S i][M][ts M][S i][d a][S M][k a][N a][m’ i] in the notation means シンジタモノワツゴーノイーモーソーークリカエシウツシダスカガミ, and together with the melody in the background, shows the first line of the chorus of the Disappearance of Hatsune Miku.