can you speak slow or slowly?

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This sentence is my own. I'm not sure if one speaks slowly or slow, low or lowly, womanish or womanishly? I know that a verb is usually followed by an adverb. But there are some exceptions, right? E.g. work hard. feel good. etc

'He speaks low and slow, a bit womanish to be honest.'
  • Parla

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    English - US
    It's slowly; you need an adverb (slowly), not an adjective (slow), to modify a verb (speak). (In "work hard", the latter word functions as an adverb.)

    I don't understand what speaking low or speaking slowly has to do with being "womanish".
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