Is the Y pronounced like a french U (but slightly less stressed)? That's how I heard it
TL;DR Yes, kind of.
When pronouncing the Swedish Y, the lips are a little bit more protruded, and it tends to have a little J-offglide. The phonetics is a /yʲ:/
I've been called "the lightning moderator" on here a few times. It appears there's some reason to it. ;)
Does 'lycka' have anything to do with 'luck'? I was reading 'olycka' (accident) as being a 'misfortune' - 'unlucky', but this word is making me think I might have been wrong...
Yes, they are etymologically related, but not quite the same in meaning anymore. :)
Although IRL it means the same thing, it is not the translation. I imagine that would be Jag lyckas inte.
Is "misslyckas" a compound word?