root word: lumay

soft, gentle, slow, mild

This word was coined to describe a weaker accent or emphasis on a syllable of a word.

Ang kasalungat ng malumay ay mabilis.
The opposite of slow is fast.

mga salitang may mabibilis o malulumay na bigkas

The common Tagalog word for ‘soft’ is malambot.

Malambot ang unan.
The pillow is soft.

The common Tagalog word for ‘weak’ is mahina.

Mahina ako.
I am weak.

The original adjective from which this word was derived is malumanay.

Malumanay ang kanyang pagsasalita.
His/her way of speaking is soft/gentle.