While I can't rule out a later loan from other languages (I certainly am not an expert in Swedish etymology!), I'd say it probably comes all the way from PIE, whose reconstructed form is momro-, momrī-, memro- ('ant'). Achilles was the ruler of the Myrmidons (the "ant people") and even the Latin word comes from this form (for-mica, akin the Middle English word pis-mire which etymological dictionaries tell me is an Old Norse word). "ant" just has a different origin: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=ant
Nor are you an expert on Swedish entomology, apparently ;) however that is very interesting about Achilles!
What I can see we came to the same conclusion 1.Myra: Svensk etymologisk ordbok sid 495, 496 http://runeberg.org/svetym/0583.html, the etymology seems unclear but one theory is Greek.
2.However the dictionary of the great Greek linguist Babiniótis gives the etymology:
μυρμήγκι/myrmíngi fr. the ancient μύρμιξ/myrmix ... fr. I.E morw-i/ mour-/ meur- = insekt, jmf ancient Ir. moirb, ancient Sl. * mraviji*... ###ancient Scandinavic maurr
or that MYRA comes independently of Greek from the I.E. MORW-I
It's [ʏ] for the short vowel and [yː] for the long one.
I can recommend English Wikipedia's excellent IPA resource on Swedish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_Swedish
Is there a "tips and notes" section for these practices? Cause i saw someone talk about it, but i couldn't find it anywhere.
Well these small animals have got their names messed up in different languages
Τhe Sw myra as well as the Greek myrmingi/ μυρμήγκι come from I.E morw-i = insect. Finnish is not an I.E. language maybe its muurahainen comes from myra
Fi myyrä, En vole, Sw sork belong to the family Muridæwhich comes from the Latin mus from Greek mys/ μυς which is mus in Swedish and mouse in English. The En muscle, Sw muskel also come from μυς/mys as well as μούσα / Sw. musa/ En. muse, μουσική/ Sw. musik/ En. music, μυστήριο Sw. mysterium, En mystery, ...
thank you for the advice, but it never sounds accurate! and i've been trying this for a long time. so idk. it always sounds like ü in chinese (which is pronounced by rounding your lips and making an 'ee' sound), while this swedish sound is a bit more, idk how to explain, strong, maybe?
In a sense, yeah. I think it's more the case of the natural sound of putting those letters together, rather than the more conscious slender r of Irish. English kind of does the same in words like "Pyrrhic", though they are rare. Good ear!
Also: I now suddenly feel like rewatching old crappy Japanese movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothra_vs._Godzilla