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.

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.